Transparency is easy to say, harder to do, but here’s one important stab:
The National Council on Teacher Quality is launching a new online database designed to help researchers, the media, and the public make sense of various provisions in teacher collective bargaining agreements and board policies from the nation’s 50 largest school districts. The website is the first of its kind—empowering users to compare over 300 distinct provisions that impact the day-to-day operations of schools. In other words, it’s bad ass. That’s a technical industry term for you lay readers.
You can, and should, join the National Council on Teacher Quality and the Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights on January 4th at 10 am at the Charles Sumner School (1201 17th Street NW, Metro Farragut North) for the launch of this revolution! Speakers include journalist and ES non-resident senior fellow Joe Williams and researcher Julia Koppich. For more info or to R.S.V.P. please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-222-0561. Disc: I’m on the NCTQ board and served on the advisory board for this project.