Unions Assail Teacher Ideas in NCLB Draft
Rep. Miller says NEA, AFT had endorsed similar pay proposals.
The two national teachers’ unions mounted a vigorous lobbying campaign this week to rewrite language linking teacher bonuses to student test scores and other incentive-pay provisions contained in a draft bill for reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act.
Members of the National Education Association circulated in the halls of Congress on Sept. 10 while the House Education and Labor Committee held a six-hour hearing on the panel’s draft of a bill to reauthorize the 5½-year-old education law
The day’s events demonstrated the difficulties lawmakers face in forging a consensus on the future of the law. Interest groups as diverse as teachers’ unions and business leaders disagree on fundamental issues such as teacher pay, student accountability, and other central...
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