Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Teacher Voice: How Teachers See the Teacher Quality Debate: Part 3

from edsector.org
Teacher Voice: How Teachers See the Teacher Quality Debate
May 7, 2008 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Capital Hilton)
Featured Presenters:
Andrew J. Rotherham
Elena Silva
As policymakers, teachers unions, and other stakeholders react to changing demands on the nation's public education system, there is considerable debate about what teachers think and what they want. Too often assumptions define this conversation rather than actual evidence of what teachers want and how teachers see their profession evolving.
A new survey, Waiting to Be Won Over, from Education Sector by Ann Duffett, Steve Farkas, Andrew J. Rotherham, and Elena Silva examines teachers' opinions and attitudes toward teacher unions, teacher unionism, and a range of current district reforms, including those aimed specifically at improving teacher quality.
Waiting to be Won Over was presented at this event, followed by a panel discussion of the survey's findings.
This event featured:
Greg Ahrnsbrak, Teacher, Denver Public Schools
Ann Duffett, FDR Group
Steven Farkas, FDR Group
Ellen Halloran, Teacher, New York City Public Schools
Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
Steven Smith, President, Providence Teachers Union
Elena Silva, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Sector (as moderator)
Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-director, Education Sector (introductory remarks)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Federal Room, Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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