Well-read Red: PPS/PAT contracts talks, what they are and aren't about

program date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013
Frann Michel reports on Portland Public School and Portland Association of Teachers contract talks. Teachers are not fighting for wages, so much as work and ultimately learning conditions -- including class size, standardized testing, and prep-time during the day. She shares stories from teachers, students, and parents, exposing the District's false narrative of greedy teachers and austerity. She points out that the K-12 public school system, while not perfect, is not fundamentally broken as such and its problems cannot be traced to organized/unionized teachers, or else wealthier school districts and places like Finland would have comparably bad rates of success.
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 8:23 minutes (7.68 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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