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ERIC Number: EJ1000278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
It's All about Politics: Teacher Compensation and Educational Funding in Four States
Zeman, Gail M.
School Business Affairs, v78 n11 p8-10, 12 Dec 2012
A year ago at ASBO International's Annual Meeting and Expo in Seattle, Washington, school business officials from four states presented a powerful double-session panel on the status of changes in teacher contracts and educational funding in their regions of the country. The presenters have since updated their comments with new information and insights. A very condensed synopsis of their status updates include: New Jersey is blending a conservative political agenda into a diverse population in order to sustain a comparatively highly paid educational establishment and to maintain better-than-average student performance. Georgia is making incremental changes in contractual terms from a more centralized state structure. Wisconsin found it necessary to "throw out the book" and rebuild the teacher compensation and working conditions platform. And California is enmeshed in a highly complex social milieu with confusing political initiatives. The result is increased local control, including growing charter school initiatives, to better educate children. Every state is different. Every child deserves the best possible opportunity to learn and grow. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; New Jersey; Washington; Wisconsin