Tennessee education officials say grades on the state standardized test known as TCAP won’t be ready in time for end-of-the-year report cards. And there’s confusion about what should happen next.
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The longtime director of the Tennessee Education Association is retiring. It’s the second big departure this month at the state’s largest teacher’s union. Director Al Mance is leaving TEA, on the heels of lobbyist Jerry Winters. Their exits come at a difficult time for the organization.
The state’s top school leaders are due to issue report to the legislature in a few weeks on Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. A press release from the state’s largest teacher’s union says it will likely contain a new plan for handling grievances. State officials won’t get into that kind of detail, but some degree of change is expected.
The dues-paying membership of the Tennessee Education Association has dropped more than 10 percent since the state legislature limited the union’s power last year. TEA’s rolls have declined from 52,000 to 46,000.
The statewide teachers union wants results from new classroom evaluations to be disregarded, at leaset this year. The Tennessee Education Association released a list of recommendations Wednesday.
The Tennessee Education Association lost a round Monday night as the state Senate passed a bill to take away their collective bargaining rights.
Some 800 to 1,000 union members and supporters turned out at Nashville’s Capitol Hill today to protest against legislation aimed at the Tennessee Education Association.
Thousands rallied in the rain Saturday to protest a bill that strips collective bargaining rights from teachers. The Tennessee Education Association bussed members to the capitol from around the state.
The first in what will likely be a series of union rallies is planned for Wednesday in legislative plaza. The advocacy group Tennessee Citizen Action is trying to get labor unions to stand with teachers, whose negotiating power is threatened by legislation.
An effort to ban collective bargaining for teachers in Tennessee isn’t getting the outright support of the new Republican governor. Bill Haslam says to think that the state’s problems are all the fault of teachers is “dead wrong.”