Sunday, August 11, 2019

Why do teachers have to bargain class size? – Fred Klonsky

Why do teachers have to bargain class size? – Fred Klonsky

WHY DO TEACHERS HAVE TO BARGAIN CLASS SIZE?


As the end of August looms and my younger teacher friends already have the first days of school on their minds, I can’t quit it.
Once a career teacher, always a teacher.
At least in my head.
Once a union teacher, always a union teacher.
Even in retirement.
I was a part of our local’s bargaining team a dozen times at least.
Aside from bargaining salary and benefits, we also bargained working conditions. Any teacher will tell you that good working conditions for teachers are good learning conditions for students.
That includes class size.
There has always been a debate over the value of smaller class sizes. And the debate always includes some research showing it matters or it doesn’t matter.
If you want to know what conditions are best for kids look at what rich people do for CONTINUE READING: Why do teachers have to bargain class size? – Fred Klonsky

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