Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Group rallies for changes to teachers' contract

A coalition called Boston United for Students rallied for teacher contract changes at Court Street yesterday on the last day of the teachers' existing contract. Negotiations are ongoing for a new contract.

This group, along with Put Students First Coalition for a 21st Century Contract, supports reform "that would allow longer school days, greater flexibility by administrators in hiring and assigning staff, and a stronger evaluation system," the Globe reports.

WBUR's Radio Boston devoted 19 minutes on Monday to negotiations between the school department and the Boston Teachers Union. They interviewed Richard Stutman, president of the BTU. Here is what the BTU proposed in June.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with the lottery, but one of the lead teachers from the BTU was quoted in the ny times today. Here is the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/education/07teachers.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&th&emc=th&adxnnlx=1283858737-K2w5cPi5yxorHVmDccW3KA