Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Choice in Vegas

Here's one for the "We don't live by the double standard, we invented it" files.

Via Education Intelligence Agency

Union Supports School Choice… for Teachers.

In an effort to reduce turnover in the worst schools, the Clark County School District in Nevada negotiated a provision in the collective bargaining agreement that requires new teachers to remain in those schools for three years. The Clark County Education Association wants the regulation removed. Union President Mary Ella Holloway told the Las Vegas Sun that forcing teachers to stay where they are unhappy won’t improve a school.

EIA applauds Holloway’s sound reasoning, and eagerly awaits her explanation as to why it wouldn’t also apply to parents and students.

Yep, forcing students to stay where they are unhappy has not done much for student achievement.

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