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Teacher Flexibility
Teachers, union officials speak out on rules, paperwork
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CHARLESTON (AP) - A push to improve student performance in West Virginia is crippling teachers' creativity and swamping them in paperwork, the West Virginia Education Association charged Tuesday.

At least 20 of the state's 55 county school systems have spent thousands of dollars to hire consultants who prescribed a one-size-fits-all approach that fails to consider how students learn differently, said WVEA President Tom Lange.

"It's not that t...
Iowa teacher pay ranking slips again
Cedar Rapids: Gazzette
Associated Press

DES MOINES -- The average teacher pay in Iowa has once again slipped and the state now ranks 38th in the nation in classroom salaries, a new report said.

Aggravating the problem, the state ranks well below most of its neighbors, giving teachers a big incentive to move.

The report compiled by the National Education Association said Iowa's average teacher pay for the 2003-2004 school year was $39,432, or $7,294 below the national averag...
Limiting teacher moves decried
The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County sets rule to boost poor schools; Educators 'being held hostage'; District says federal law makes measure necessary

By Sara Neufeld Sun Staff


Baltimore County teachers are pushing for their school system to rescind a new rule limiting their ability to transfer to other schools within the district.

As part of contract negotiations, the teachers union is challenging a district rule, first implemented this school ...
Educators clash on conformity
Modesto Bee
Some teachers say programs stifle creativity while others say they work

Last Updated: November 16, 2004, 05:19:53 AM PST

Some teachers gave up thousands of dollars in training and others risked discipline, rather than let someone else script how they teach.

A handful of Modesto City Schools teachers were threatened with discipline for failing to submit a "pacing calendar," a timetable for covering course ma...
Teachers complain about lack of planning time
Annapolis Capital
By DIONNE WALKER, Staff Writer

Her nights and weekends a blur of job-related paperwork, Elizabeth Magiera is ready to raise the white flag.

The fourth-grade teacher at Four Seasons Elementary School in Gambrills is sick of lugging home a dozen books to plan her weekly lessons, and even sicker of missing her niece's weekend soccer games to handle extra paperwork.

Then there's the graduate degree she barely has time to pursue and the even...
Too many teachers are left behind
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Last month, I flew to the Midwest to address future history teachers at a small state university. As I warned the audience, most high school students describe history with a single adjective: boring. We make kids memorize dull facts -- names, dates and deeds -- when we should be asking them tough questions about these facts.

"We have a holiday named after George Washington, because he fought for liberty," I said, by...
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