Teachers Not Alone in Trying to Shape Education Reform Legislation

Business-backed groups, charters, and other privately funded organizations are lobbying legislators aggressively to act on their behalf, and pass the Governor’s Education Bill #24. Yesterday, some members of these groups appeared on WNPR’s radio program Where We Live—insisting that legislators proceed with the governor’s proposal to tie teacher evaluation to certification, and salary schedules. During the…

Teacher Describes Semi-Terror

Ridgefield teacher Mark Reinders says he’s living “in semi terror” of the implications of the governor’s education bill, SB 24.  He attended the governor’s education meeting in Bethel Thursday, expressing concern that SB 24 is out of proportion to what students and teachers really need. “If I hit my toe with a hammer, please don’t…