Can Teacher Unions Be Partners in Reforming Schools in the 21st Century?

The president of the American Federation of Teachers discusses her agenda, which includes reforming tenure, proposing a comprehensive teacher evaluation, and development program, helping to develop and promote the common core standards, and creating public-private partnerships to take over the nation’s poorest schools. By acknowledging mistakes and moving forward, the AFT’s reforms are showing hope and promise in places like New Haven, CT; Hillsborough County, FL; Baltimore; Cincinnati; and the ABC school district in Los Angeles County.

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