2/6/2013

Instead of a proposed $2,500 raise for teachers, state officials should take steps to strengthen education and the teaching profession, National Board Certified Teacher Kathy Pham writes in this opinion article. Pham, a high-school writing teacher, suggests officials craft a budget that restores previous cuts to education, ensure that public schools are not being shortchanged by the focus on virtual and charter schools, and hold off on teacher-evaluation reforms until there is a reliable method for assessing teachers.

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