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North Carolina: A First Look at the Destruction of Public Education | Diane Ravitch's blog - 0 views

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    "Lindsay Wagner is an excellent journalist at NC Policy Watch. She covers the legislature.

    Here is her summary of the slash-and-burn policies that the legislature applied to public education"
Jeff Bernstein

Daily Kos: John Nichols on New Walker Teacher Pay Cut Rule: "So Draconian, People Can't... - 0 views

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    As you may have heard, the big news in Wisconsin is that a new Walker rule allowing school districts to cut teacher pay by approximately 30% is at the tipping point of becoming big news in Wisconsin.
Jeff Bernstein

Leaders of teachers union push for pay cut - JSOnline - 0 views

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    Leaders of the Milwaukee teachers union are campaigning for members to sacrifice a week's worth of their pay to help reduce class sizes next year in Milwaukee Public Schools, if legislation allowing them a window of time to negotiate a salary reduction is signed by Gov. Scott Walker.

    The MPS Children's Week Campaign, which will be discussed with the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association membership beginning Saturday, is asking educators to give up 2.6% of their salary next year, or about five days of pay, to allow for class-size relief.
Jeff Bernstein

1 in 5 teachers needs a second job - Chicago Sun-Times - 0 views

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    By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness.

    Brosz took the three-night a week job at the gym after his teaching salary was frozen, summer school was reduced drastically, and the state bonus for board certified teachers was cut. He figures that he and his wife, also a teacher, are making about $20,000 less teaching than expected to, combined.
Jeff Bernstein

Significant Pay Gap for Teachers in Schools Serving More Latino and African-American St... - 0 views

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    The Department of Education today released new data showing that in school districts around the country, teachers at schools with more Latino and African American enrollment are paid $2,500 less on average than teachers in the district as a whole.
Jeff Bernstein

Middle-Class Schools Fail to Make the Grade - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    Middle-class public schools educate the majority of U.S. students but pay lower teacher salaries, have larger class sizes and spend less per pupil than low-income and wealthy schools, according to a report to be issued Monday.
Jeff Bernstein

Teachers reject 2 percent pay hike for 90 more minutes in school day - Chicago Sun-Times - 0 views

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    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis Thursday rejected an offer of a 2 percent raise for working a 90-minute-longer school day, saying teachers would not be "bullied" by public attempts to push through a slapdash plan.
Jeff Bernstein

Duncan: Teacher Salaries Should Be $60,000 to $150,000 - Politics K-12 - Education Week - 0 views

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    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for a radical upending of the nation's teaching pipeline-higher salaries, improved performance-based teacher accountability, and a higher bar for prospective students to enter schools of education.
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