Phil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California’s state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher’s union has decided to endorse.
California’s powerful teachers unions fought back Wednesday against a court ruling that struck down state laws on tenure and job protection for their 400,000 members, less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown filed his own appeal.
Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.
Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.
The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the average instructor was absent 11 school days during the 2013-2014 year, while the typical student missed fewer than seven days. That means teachers were absent, on average, 6.6 percent of the time while students missed 3.7 percent of their scheduled school time.
San Francisco’s School superintendent and Mayor Ed Lee are expressing cautious optimism about averting a teacher strike.
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KCBS, KPIX, and San Francisco Chronicle Insider Phil Matier on California’s teacher tenure ruling and how many state Republicans may use this to their advantage in the upcoming November election.
The state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes.