$45 million not enough for Philadelphia teachers’ union

By Maura Pennington, Watchdog.org

Not only did 4 out of 5 of its school district’s students fail to achieve proficiency in mathematics, according to the most recent biannual assessment by the U.S. Department of Education, but the president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Jerry Jordan, this week displayed difficulty with simple division.

NY imposes teacher evaluation plan for NYC

By Karen Matthews, timesunion.com

The New York state Education Department imposed an evaluation system on New York City teachers Saturday after the city and the teachers’ union failed to agree on a way to measure teacher effectiveness.