Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Automatic "Tenure" for TFA-ers


Under program guidelines, districts make a two-year commitment to each candidate, paying a first-year teaching salary, which in Boston is about $46,000.

The two-year stint, however, could be in conflict with the Boston Teachers Union contract, which guarantees new teachers only one year of service, according to the state complaint.

Another area of dispute is a portion of the Teach for America contract that calls for the creation of a rehiring pool for its candidates in the event of a layoff. Such an arrangement does not exist for other new teachers working under the teachers union contract.

Good for me, but not for thee.

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