12月17日, 2021: Tell Mike Morath that all teachers need higher pay; SBEC updates on teacher training & certification; and Happy Holidays!

热线将休假,并将于1月7日(周五)回归.


Zeph分支头目 in green suit and red velvet Santa Hat over a wreath of pine tree with ornaments. 电子游戏官网总裁泽夫·卡波,节日快乐.

我谨代表我们电子游戏官网的全体员工,祝大家假期愉快! 你在一个充满挑战的时期努力工作,你应该休息一下. 请放心, 虽然, that we’ll be back refreshed in January working to improve our schools and our profession, 以及准备在三月的初级选举中选出公共教育之友.

团结一致,

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德州船尾总统

 



SBEC听到电子游戏官网学习损失和提高教师工资的需要的信息

委员会还批准对教师的新制裁规定

 

过去的这个星期五, the State Board for Educator Certification met for its quarterly board meeting to receive comments from TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, 讨论实施新的教师资格评估的建议, 实施教师处罚的新规定, and consider the approval of a new educator preparation program at the International 领导 Texas (ILTexas) charter network.


Morath told the board that if dramatic declines in reading and math scores resulting from the pandemic are not properly addressed, 分数的降低可能预示着更糟糕的职业结果. Morath said the “status quo is untenable” and policy changes to address learning loss need to be “bold and aggressive.” He said teachers were the most important piece to improving educational outcomes and stressed to the board the importance of hiring and retaining “high-quality” educators. The education commissioner suggested teacher quality and retention could be handled by increasing training requirements. Morath proposed increasing teacher pay for teachers deemed to be “high quality” based on TEA metrics to tackle these issues, 声明, “如果你在为孩子们制造降雨, 那我们就为你造雨.也就是说,工资与标准化考试分数挂钩.

 

电子游戏官网 agrees with Morath that enhanced pay and training are crucial to attracting new, 高质量的教师. 但研究表明,将学生的工资与考试成绩挂钩是无效的, 进一步强调标准化测试, 并且扼杀批判性思维.  What is really needed is a higher base pay for educators that is comparable to jobs requiring similar skills along with the necessary resources for schools and teachers to address students’ needs.

 

Morath还讨论了edTPA(教师绩效评估), a private teacher training product that could be employed statewide after a recent pilot period. If edTPA is adopted, it will replace the PPR (Pedagogy and 职业al Responsibilities) exam. The board heard hours of invited testimony on the issue—including a letter signed by university education preparation providers, 电子游戏官网, 和其他教师组织 that opposed the expansion of edTPA—citing independent research showing that edTPA has a negative impact on student achievement. 此外,edTPA并不完全符合SBEC标准,而PPR则完全符合. edTPA由私人出版集团培生(Pearson)所有, 哪些学校促进了私立在线教育,并与电子游戏官网有联系. edTPA的教学成本也会更高. SBEC was divided on implementing edTPA, with several members worried about the rigor and cost. 董事会将在2月的会议上进一步讨论此事.

 

SBEC也修订了其规则以实施HB 2519, which passed during the regular legislative session this year and amends the rules regarding sanctions for contract abandonment. SBEC voted to adopt rules that would broaden the scope of mitigating factors that can be considered when deciding the punishment for teachers who abandon their contracts.

最后, SBEC voted to approve a new educator preparation program to be run by the ILTexas charter-school network. ILTexas表示,它迫切需要这个培训项目来招聘新教师. Speakers who opposed the approval pointed out that ILTexas has very low teacher retention rates. They argued that a school that could not retain its existing teachers should not be responsible for training new teachers. ILTexas的几个校区也收到了TEA的不及格分数. 尽管有这些因素,董事会还是投票通过了这项新的培训计划. 有关更多信息, 请阅读寄给他的信e板由德克萨斯AFT 和其他教师组织.




迈克·莫拉斯戴眼镜:黑色文字:

老师们每天都在下雨. 给他们喜欢的报酬.

在12月的州教育认证委员会会议上, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath doubled down on notions that teacher pay should be tied to student test scores.

如果你认为勤奋, dedicated educators deserve fair pay regardless of their students’ multiple choice test scores, 通知局长,给他寄封信.

今天在网上给莫拉斯专员发一封邮件!

他说,茶会让老师“下雨”,让孩子们“下雨”.

What about teachers and paraprofessionals and 公共汽车司机 who’ve spent the better part of the last two years wearing multiple hats to 确保学生的安全并参与全球大流行?

Or the teachers who spend hundreds of dollars to stock their classrooms with supplies because the state can’t be bothered to do so?

寄封信给莫拉斯专员 问他什么时候会为那些教师和学校员工“造雨”!



形状的新罕布什尔州紫色与紫色NH AFT标志盾.


New Hampshire AFT sues state officials over ‘divisive concepts’ law that resulted in a bounty on teachers


Texas educators will recognize this narrative: state officials attacking teachers to fuel culture wars. 同样的极端主义也出现在新罕布什尔州, 最近对教师的悬赏激励了这个州 美国教师工会(New Hampshire AFT)起诉州政府官员 因为它的“分裂概念”法.


类似于我们德州最近的法律(HB 3979和SB 3), 该法律对有关种族和性别的争议性问题的教学增加了限制. 然而,新罕布什尔州的法律可能会导致教师失去他们的资格.

在新罕布什尔州州长. 克里斯·苏努努(Chris Sununu)于6月签署了该法案,使之成为法律, Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut turned up the heat in November by creating a webpage to make it easy for parents to file complaints against teachers. 那, 反过来, led a fringe group called Moms For Liberty to put a $500 bounty on the head of any teacher for informers who successfully lodge a complaint about a teacher. 此后,教师们一直受到网络骚扰, 污秽的, 恶毒的攻击是政治恐吓的直接结果.

“自由母亲”组织在德克萨斯州也变得越来越活跃. 在新罕布什尔州对抗这些极端分子将有助于我们在德克萨斯州进行反击. 今天将您的支持发送到NH AFT.


Four owls (the Horace Man logo) dressed in holiday attire of Santa hats and christmas sweaters. 文字:我们感到节日的气氛.


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