When I took this on I thought I would be shunned, but I knew I was doing the right thing and I have been pleasantly surprised that many, many teachers, they won’t say it in public but they take me into a quiet room or they’ll send me a quiet e-mail to my home, and they thank me and they hug me. I’ve had very little pushback.
To read the interview with Rebecca and Harlan Elrich, another plaintiff in the case, go here - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2015/08/11/two-teachers-explain-why-they-want-to-take-down-their-union/
- … most teachers do not appear to improve substantially from year to year….
- … no
evidence that any particular kind or amount of professional development
consistently helps teachers improve.
- School systems are failing to help teachers understand how to improve—or even that they have room to improve at all.