Posts Tagged ‘policy’

Issues Affecting NGOs in Bulgaria

Lina Slavova is the Cultural Manager and Board member of Hamalogika, a non-governmental organization based in Burgas, Bulgaria. A non-governmental organization (NGO) in Bulgaria is a foundation or association independent from the government. Another way to refer to a NGO would be as a “non-profit organization,” because it develops non-profit social activities, financed from non-political … Read more »

No Tenure for Teachers: The New Education Reform?

  Eliminating tenure for teachers is the new education reform. Last spring, Vergara v. California found that the state’s tenure statutes protected teacher incompetence, disproportionately impacting students in less affluent school districts and denying them access to an equal education. Subsequently, other states are looking at what they can do to neuter tenure laws through … Read more »

An Open Letter to the New Congressional Leadership, Part 2

  Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Boehner, In December I wrote to you about the opportunities and challenges you now face in crafting an educational agenda to meet the needs of all our citizens. I posed the following points for your consideration: Emphasize consistency of educational opportunity; Focus on evidence-based reform; Promote the teaching … Read more »

About CTAC’s new blog

CTAC’s work with communities, school districts, states, and the federal government gives us a broad perspective on the issues and on how policies play out at different system levels. Through our initiatives around the country, we hear stories behind the headlines from teachers, principals, parents, and policymakers—the people who are trying to make a difference. … Read more »