June 15, 2010 – Hour 2

How can we improve the quality of education in Baltimore City Public Schools? A newly released report offers several controversial suggestions for improving teacher performance, including giving principals more power to hire and fire teachers, having teachers work longer hours for better pay, evaluating teachers more regularly, and linking pay to performance.  

How can we improve the quality of education in Baltimore City Public Schools? A newly released report offers several controversial suggestions for improving teacher performance, including giving principals more power to hire and fire teachers, having teachers work longer hours for better pay, evaluating teachers more regularly, and linking pay to performance.  
We discuss the recommendations with:
Marietta English, President of the Baltimore Teachers Union
Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, which released the report
Lee Rutledge, public school teacher in Baltimore City, and Executive Board member of the Baltimore Teachers Union
Zeke Berzoff Cohen, a public school teacher in Baltimore City
Read Building Teacher Quality in Baltimore City Public Schools, a report issued jointly by the National Council on Teacher Quality and the ACLU. 

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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