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ERIC Number: EJ973627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
The Bellevue Teachers Strike and Its Implications for the Future of Postindustrial Reform Unionism
Jacoby, Daniel F.; Nitta, Keith
Educational Policy, v26 n4 p533-563 Jul 2012
Striking for nine days in 2008, teachers in Bellevue carved a distinctive path through the contradictory movements for professional reform unionism and national accountability. In addition to compensation, Bellevue's teachers struck over the top-down prescriptive management epitomized by the Gates Foundation supported "Curriculum Web." Where district administrators envisioned the web as a community resource, teachers complained that its detailed daily lesson plans hamstrung their ability to teach effectively. Teachers returned to work only when a memorandum of understanding was signed recognizing their authority to deviate from the district's web-based curriculum. To achieve reform minded goals, teachers relied upon traditional union militancy. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington