Stand for Children and the Massachusetts Teachers Association struck a deal last week to head-off a ballot proposition on the November ballot. But some other unions in Mass are balking at the deal. Could get awkward for teachers union leaders, stay tuned.
Also from Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram looks at the deal and also force transfers there:
As Worcester school administrators scramble this month to honor some 200 requests from teachers seeking transfers to other assignments, they are dealing with a step that, while new to the sprawling school district, is commonplace in the private sector.
For the first time, transferring employees must sit down for interviews with their prospective bosses: principals.
It is a requirement that critics say should have long been an obvious part of the process, and it comes amid growing calls at the state and national levels for teacher accountability and more stringent methods of evaluating teachers’ effectiveness…