Mark Palko

What Would It Look Like If Teachers Were Treated Like Professionals?
August 08, 2011

Last week I argued that part of treating teachers like professionals means breaking the rigid union-mandated tenure-track: The old liberal slogan always demanded that we "treat teachers like professionals." That entails some measure of accountability -- we can debate the metrics -- which allows both that very bad teachers be fired and that very good ones can obtain greater pay and recognition.