https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/08/24/the-real-reasons-behind-the-u-s-teacher-shortage/ There’s a teacher shortage across the United States — but that’s not exactly news. The U.S. Department of Education maintains an annual list — state by state — showing the subject areas in which there are too few teachers going back to the 1990-91 school year. What’s new is the size of the…Details
by Nick Morrison – contributing writer, Forbes. Judging by the tenor of the education debate in recent weeks, it would be easy to assume that the biggest challenge facing school leaders is how to get rid of bad teachers. But any problems caused by teacher tenure pale in comparison with the difficulty in getting teachers…Details
By Peter Greene Teacher and writer; blogger, curmudgucation.blogspot.com Yesterday, Twitter blew up with responses to Whoopi Goldberg and The View having one more uninformed discussion of tenure (and, really, we need to talk about why, from Louis CK to Colbert to Goldberg, education discussions keep being driven by the work of comedians). “#WithoutTenure…Details
The Torrance Teachers Association (TTA) begins its seventieth year of service to members this school year (2017-2018). Formed as the Torrance Education Association (TEA) during the first year of operation of the Torrance Unified School District (1947-48), the organization was officially chartered by the California Teachers Association in May 1948 and then affiliated with the National Education Association in February 1949. TTA is among the oldest local chapters in the State of California, has close to 1,100 members and is administered by an annually elected Board of Directors.
The primary function of the Association is to provide a means for collective action because as a group we are more powerful and can accomplish more than as individuals. TTA members, leaders, and staff are involved with member and community education, representation, communication, political action, negotiations, contract enforcement, legal assistance, economic services, individual counseling and public relations.
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