I started this blog just before the new contract was signed with the Philadelphia teacher’s union. At the time, I was supportive of the contract and the innovative/proactive changes to the traditional structure of the contract. It also seemed like public and media reaction was generally positive.
Now that the new contract is off of the front pages, however, there is a vocal group of teachers who seem to be quite unhappy with the new contract. Reading several Philly teacher blogs and news articles out there, it is clear that teachers are experiencing a wide range of emotions–fear in some cases, distress or jitteryness. Yesterday, this blog received an anonymous submission Read the rest of this entry »