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A Lesson Plan for A+ Teachers

Joel Klein Wall Street Journal
Former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein on how to raise the quality and performance of teachers.


Redefining and Rebuilding the Teachers' Union

Alan Singer Huffington Post
In this post on reclaiming the conversation on education I offer strong views on the need to reorganize and redirect the American Federation of Teachers and the National Educational Association if these unions are to survive as a meaningful force for and ally of public education.
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