SB10-191 would ensure schools keep teachers “not because they grow older, but because they get better,” high school English teacher Ben Jackson tells The Denver Post. But to Jason Nurton, who teaches reading at a Fort Collins middle school, it is unfair to “judge a teacher’s effectiveness on one test, on one day, when the student has absolutely no buy-in.”
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The Denver Post: Clad in a gray suit, dark blue tie and pinstriped shirt, Sen. Michael Johnston marches up East Colfax Avenue, head bent in discussion with state Sen. Bob Bacon. It’s Tuesday, and the Democrats are discussing details of Johnston’s controversial education-reform bill, set for a hearing the next day in the Senate Education Committee, which Bacon leads.
Steve Shuck (commentary): Reveille has blown! Have you heard it? Colorado Education Association, the state’s largest and loudest teachers union, has declared war on Colorado’s children, good teachers and principals, taxpayers, and especially our business community.