Tuesday, 3 July 2012

National - Steve Clemons - A Bar Exam for Teachers? - The Atlantic

National - Steve Clemons - A Bar Exam for Teachers? - The Atlantic:

 "American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten in an interview with Walter Isaacson, President of the Institute, just launched an interesting, "big idea."  She said that we should establish a "bar exam for teachers."

Part of the challenge that the AFT, the mother ship for about 3400 teacher labor unions, is that it is perceived by many to be concerned primarily with protecting the jobs of teachers, some of whom are poor performers, rather than with promoting higher quality outcomes for students.

AFT's Weingarten has been trying to turn that impression around, just recently announcing the launching of a free, new, digitally-based resource platform for teachers called "Share My Lesson.""
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