It's often the case that this blog inspires the most audience participation (via comments) on issues directly relative to teachers. I ran across this article an hour ago in USA Today and was just about to blog on it when I thought I'd rather just keep my big flapper shut...and hear from the teachers and principals and others who are also interested in education issues, especially as they relate to teachers and their unions. So, just to get you started:
1) Can teachers unions reform their own profession?
2) Does the best reform happen from the ground up?
3) What is the right role for unions in education today (assuming they aren't going away anytime soon)?
4) Other than the 3 reform ideas listed in the article, what would you like to see the unions support? Is it feasible?
Those of us in think tanks are expected to be highly opinionated. It's the nature of the game. But strong opinions need not breed closed ears. We look forward to hearing from you....