NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. CONAN: And one more question, and then we'll take a break, and we'll get calls on. I hear them talking about good - you know, there are good programs. And so you differentiate pay based upon the things that you need. CONAN: Is the Washington contract, which provided the schools' chancellor, Michelle Rhee, the opportunity to well, a whole bunch of teachers lost their jobs after that, but also to institute merit pay, which has been a sore subject for many years in many locals. NCCL042071079-82 Listen, I'm from a non-union state. And here's an email from Jennifer in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Teachers normally have organized Teacher's Unions. Irrepressible. Half the new teachers in this country leave within the first five years. 526 0 obj <>>>>>/StructTreeRoot 194 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 193 0 obj <> endobj 544 0 obj <>stream As President-elect Joe Biden continues to roll-out nominees for his top Cabinet posts, the U.S. Secretary of Education position is still unknown. Communities love having control over their schooling, which is part of the reason why we have all these local, independently elected school boards through the country. When I was hired for my first teaching job, a libertarian friend of mine asked if I would be joining a union. We have to actually we have a major challenge on our hands in that the world has changed a lot, even in the last five years, in a way that our schools never have. CONAN: Does collective bargaining as we know it need to be changed? Teachers unions play a critical role in setting district-wide school reform goals and implementing them at school sites. Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Function as union builder: Recruit union members to serve on committees; Identify new/potential union activists and get them involved in union work; Organize social events; Recruit volunteers for political campaigns and legislative action; Attend the college’s Academic Senate meetings; Attend the college’s Budget Committee meetings Natu general secretary Cynthia Barnes confirmed Thompson's death to … The job of teacher is a professional occupation. union is no longer viewed, nor does. 2013-05-01T16:58:38-04:00 *Collective Bargaining One other thing, 'cause... CONAN: No, Derrick. As AFT president, Weingarten favored the act particularly because of provisions that stripped the United States Secretary of Education's role in influencing teacher-evaluation systems and maintained federal funding Title I for schools with high proportions of students from low-income households. Because it makes me extremely nervous to go back to a job where I had kids not necessarily showing growth right away, in a couple years when I'm ready to go back to that. Accuracy and availability may vary. Now, that's separate and apart from paying people more for test scores or things like that. A union is an organization of workers who join together to advance their common interest for … Click on TALK OF THE NATION. Eskelsen García had the photographs put up when she became vice So we're going to give somebody else a chance, but thanks very much for your phone call. She is president of the White Plains (N.Y.) Teachers Association, and she is an evangelist for First Book, the AFT partner that together with our members has distributed more than 5 million new, free books to children in need. JUSTIN (Caller): Yes, thank you very much. CONAN: This is TALK OF THE NATION, from NPR News. 2007-02-22T23:52:34-05:00 Ms. WEINGARTEN: Right. NCCL108-27018007 So that's what the unions attempt to do to fight to help get those resources. We got an email on the same subject from Jim in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, which he says has no union for teachers. DERRICK: Well, I'll tell you what. But it would be a checklist. I think why it's not is because sometimes you have, you know, supervisors talking out of both sides of their mouth. Given the adversarial nature of the relationship, there was never any real possibility of teachers accepting joint responsibility for student performance outcomes, as was the case with unions in northern Europe, where the relationship has never been hostile. TONY: Well, to close out my comment, I will say I think Michelle Rhee in Washington, D.C. has discovered, if you blame the very people who are part of the solution, you will find no solution. CONAN: Well, he ought to be finished with BP in a couple of weeks, so we'll have to see how that goes. Long-serving Philly Catholic teachers union president to retire Rita Schwartz, seated left, who served for more than 35 years as president of the Association of Catholic Teachers, is retiring. CONAN: Let's see if we can go next to Dirk(ph), and Dirk's with us from Wenatchee in Washington. What the Washington contract did was it actually clarified everybody's roles. Ms. WEINGARTEN: Yes. TIVERTON -- The teachers’ union president has sued the School Committee, claiming she was fired after repeatedly asking the district to consult with the union before moving to … I believe right now our secondary system is based on a series of assumptions that are not true, and I think major structural change should be made, and it needs to be led by teachers. Ms. WEINGARTEN: Well, we need to well, first, I agree with you about Lindsay, and I hope she does come back to our profession. And the difference with that, to make that possible, is I need to be compensated for the extra time it takes me to share. So you know, all those complaining about unions, I mean, the last caller, Derrick, has wonderful ideas. Critics complain teachers' unions stand in the way of education reform, and protect underperforming educators. So you have this in Toledo. Our phone number: 800-989-8255. Compton Education Association (CEA) is facing internal conflicts that have reached the level of members wanting to recall their current president Agbo-ola Dada. I'm not opposed to merit pay. NCCL059-97067049 You have this in Cincinnati. The president is responsible for assuring sound functioning of the union’s day-to-day activities. Queensland Teachers Union president Kevin Bates suggests Mr Morrison should keep out of the schooling debate after saying the education of children "hangs in the balance" on Wednesday. CONAN: We're talking with Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers. And that also, people sometimes say, is merit pay, but that's the kind of differentiation that I think teachers would accept. They need a lot more support. ASSOCIATED PRESS/Cliff Owen American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten wants her union's members to feel "empowered" by the organization's 2020 endorsement process. CONAN: Tony, thanks very much for the call. Unions are comprised of professionals deeply interested in, and passionate about education. As School President you will have been elected by students from within your School to the role – so who better to represent their view! TONY (Caller): Yeah, great discussion. *Teacher Welfare DERRICK: I want to say that it's essential that the problems be defined in such a way that they can be solved by the adults in the school, and that is an essential piece. And we're trying to figure out how to fix the tenure process. But what the current chancellor or the soon-to-be-departing chancellor did was she made firing, rather than teacher development, the most important piece of the human capital equation. The phone lines are full, believe me: 800-989-8255. Ms. WEINGARTEN: Look, everything as we know it needs to be changed these days. And even though we can't control all the factors in kids' lives, there is a certain, you know, there is a certain piece of it that we can control, and that's what we have proposed in this new evaluation framework. So we need to have great teachers, we need great curriculum, we need to then also ensure that the kids who are at risk have the wraparound services and the other kinds of services that deal with socio-emotional economic needs. None of these should be dispositive, but they all should be part of a multifaceted evaluation system. Role: Leads the European Council's work in setting the EU's general political direction and priorities – in cooperation with the Commission; Promotes cohesion and consensus within the European Council; Represents the EU externally on foreign and security issues Ms. WEINGARTEN: Absolutely. And what do you do in the schools that have a heavy, heavy second-language-learner population? But the vehicle of collective bargaining is a huge catalyst to actually creating the transformation that we need in America's public schools. What we're saying is a teacher's evaluation and a teacher and teacher development and evaluation should be a multifaceted instrument. Term: December 2019 - May 2022 Appointed by: national leaders (heads of state or government of EU countries). As the recent statewide teacher strikessuggest—including in red states like Kentucky and West Virginia—those who wer… Police divided over union president's rebuke of teacher's union. But at the end of the day, all of us have to learn to look ourselves in the mirror to see what have we done right, what have we done wrong, change what has - is broken. By Annette Licitra and Leslie Getzinger. Having said that, we all need to do things a lot better than we've done before. So the union lawyers routinely made it as difficult as possible to fire teachers, even those widely regarded as incompetent. A union can have several elected officials. By. They're unionized. NCCL-23037102013 Is that the judge's fault that someone goes out and commit several crimes, or is it the police's fault, or is the person's responsibility not to commit those crimes? Role Of Teachers Unions In The Push To Reopen Classrooms In the pandemic-centered debate over school reopenings, teachers unions have been … Now, some districts think that that's a good thing to do. PHOTO: Ms Marianne Heikkikä teaches physics in Tikkurila High School in Vantaa, Finland. How would a union here make a difference on an issue of that nature? And my basic job at the end of my career was to restructure schools to be more effective. school authorities to create a. different kind of school district. Eskelsen García had the photographs put up when she became vice president of the union that claims 3 million members to show visitors that she sees herself, first and foremost, as a teacher. application/pdf Union - Definition and Purpose. When I look at the states in our nation that do much better than the other states, they are 100 percent unionized. Share Shares Copy Link. The president of the nation’s largest teachers union challenged President Donald Trump to sit in a classroom and “breathe that air,” slamming his push to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. We just have a few seconds left, Randi Weingarten. 800-989-8255. | Florida Phoenix floridaphoenix.com - Danielle J. And even though I think it's an oversimplification of the so-called reformers who, you know, basically want to shift all responsibility onto the backs of individual teachers, at the end of the day, teachers are really important in this process, the relationships that teachers and kids have are really important. Local President Oversees healthy functioning of the LEC and the local Keeps the union visible and credible with employer(s) and in the workplace(s) Represents the local to the rest of OPSEU, the labour movement and the You can also join the conversation at our website. With 1.7 million members … Yes, but at the end of the day, we want teachers to be the best they can be, and a peer process is a good process in that role. Very typically, what you say it's the parents' fault, the kids' fault and so on, we can't define the problems that way. But collective bargaining and what unions do to actually help teachers get the tools and conditions to do their jobs can be a vehicle to do this, as opposed to, frankly, almost any other vehicle I've ever seen. Keep it, but fix it. It may work for Nike; it doesn't work for education. And so that just, those two things, they concern me. CONAN: Well, thanks very much for the call, good luck. So is there a way to, you know, get a common evaluator for everybody? I know that Zuckerberg's got money for education and website skills. And I also will say that the current time structuring of schools, okay, the way schools are time-structured and organized, can't work. But we also want to make sure we fix what's broken. CONAN: Randi Weingarten, I wonder what you think about that. CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2020—Some of America’s largest teachers union locals and most prominent national educator-led organizations sent a letter to President-elect Joseph Biden today calling for an educator committed to families, communities and the well-being of Black and Brown students to be appointed to the role of education secretary in the new Biden-Harris administration. And... Ms. WEINGARTEN: Well, I think that - I think one of the problems... Ms. WEINGARTEN: I think one of the problems is, and no less than David Brooks said this a few weeks ago in a column, at the end of the day, technology is really important in terms of doing some of the things like one of the previous callers said about how you share lesson plans, how you can help in terms of some of the remedial work we need to do. It makes me really nervous. Ms. WEINGARTEN: You know, we've proposed, two years ago, not in our last convention, but two years ago, there was a resolution on the AFT convention floor that asked all of our locals to look at peer review as a way of helping to better inform an evaluation process. and safety, bargaining, labour management committees, union counselling, building links outside the local, etc. There are good this. The union is no longer viewed, nor does it view itself, as an outsider to the education system; union leaders are becoming players in the system, assuming joint responsibility with the superintendents for the long-term survival and health of the school district. For example, the president and secretary/treasurer of Teamsters Local No. It's just: Did you do the job that the evaluation system said you were doing? It goes to the heart of this debate. And even though I had a fantastic principal, we basically had what I call drive-by evaluations. Marc Tucker. Through the strength of their numbers, Unions are also able to provide a wealth of … So if we have a very if we have a lot of kids with limited English proficiency, we need to have the resources that help them. CONAN: Let's go to Tony, Tony with us from Charlotte. What sort of hope is there for a young teacher who wants to be recognized on the merits of her teaching, which might be better than those of her tenured peers? JUSTIN: I agree, and that leads me into my second point, if hopefully Mark Zuckerberg is out there listening, establishing a website where I can share lesson plans with the people in Oregon and Washington and Hillsboro. Now, local union affiliates are increasingly getting involved in community school initiatives. I told him, “Of course,” and watched the steam start to rise from his ears. A go-getter. But at the end of the day, the relationship between teacher and student is key, and that's a personal relationship. So, a teachers' union is an organization of teaching professionals who work to protect their own rights and interests. Would you support parent input in teacher evaluations? He may be busy with that for some time. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says she has submitted her retirement papers to the union she's led since 2010, following a recurrence of brain cancer. And you're listening to TALK OF THE NATION from NPR News. The main duties and responsibilities are: Attend meetings at the Students’ Union e.g. For example, teachers have absolutely no voice. But it's much more than got you. But at one point or another, you know, supervisors and can't have it both ways. National teacher unions have always been strong supporters of the community school strategy. I'm definitely for non (unintelligible) and ending the unions. Stacy Davis Gates is the Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union and the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers.. We said one more thing, and you had three more things. We know who goes the extra mile for kids who struggle and who doesn't. CONAN: Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. And we have to change that. And in fact, what we've asked supervisors for is to help support us more and more and more. The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union and the largest white-collar representative in the United States. Zoey is a teacher and a member of a union. *Leaders She directs executive board meetings, general membership and executive officers. This is TALK OF THE NATION. The Changing Role of Teacher Union Leaders. NCCL-95073-89107 All union members have power within the union, and all help to make general policy decisions. But I've since completed my masters, but I really question whether I'll go back to it because the school where I was working, I received positive feedback and worked harder than I've ever worked in any job I ever had, but I would still have times where my kids didn't show growth. It's the TALK OF THE NATION, from NPR News. American teachers unions are increasingly the target of measures, authored by friends and foes alike, intended to limit their power, or even eviscerate them. End of story. 28087 800-989-8255. We want to make sure that teachers are treated with respect and dignity. So who's going to front the money. Teachers union president Rhonda “Randi” Weingarten is demanding students remain home in the fall, but she inadvertently demonstrated the pitfalls of virtual communication during a livestream with Joe Biden on Thursday. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of … It's not simply what are we teaching kids, but it's what are kids learning. All those people who want to see what a non-union state looks like, come to North Carolina. The purpose of teacher's unions is generally to be a strong, unified advocating body for teachers. Full-time Elected Officer Responsibilities i) Ensure your work is influenced by student needs and opinion. NCCL049012-126107 NCCL-106-106-94-40 So the bottom line is we have a bad economy at the very same time as we need to have transformative change in our schools to help all kids become the problem-solvers and the thinkers of the future. Critics complain teachers' unions stand in the way of education reform, and protect underperforming educators. PdfCompressor 5.0.283 CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2020—Some of America’s largest teachers union locals and most prominent national educator-led organizations sent a letter to President-elect Joseph Biden today calling for an educator committed to families, communities and the well-being of Black and Brown students to be appointed to the role of education secretary in the new Biden-Harris administration. Derrick, please. The vice president often chairs the central grievance committee or regional committee. I was a teacher for about two years in a school that had a very low-performing population. I just don't know if I can do it, and Denver has recently passed legislation that I believe 50 percent of the evaluation will be based on student performance. Yes, it's inconvenient. DIRK: Thirty-five years I've taught, I've been a principal, a superintendent, 35 years of teaching - all overseas or 15 years, 20 years overseas, to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Singapore, Guatemala and Colombia. And teachers want that voice, and we want to have more authority over our profession. The primary responsibility of the elected officials is to represent the desires and needs of the other union members. And I don't hear anybody talking about that. JOB DESCRIPTION Students’ Union President Principal Accountabilities 1. Other districts say if we have a really great teacher, like in Hillsboro, Florida, let's actually pay them more for mentoring other people. When I think about school districts in the nation, only about 53 percent of them actually have collective bargaining contracts. And if you align due process with a real evaluation system, then this issue about whether tenure is a job for life is moot because it isn't. Dada was elected president and began his three year term July 1, 2019 and within four months was audited by the California Teachers Association (CTA) due to “concerns” levied by the newly elected CEA Treasurer Nancy Loera. But then we also have to understand that schooling is particular to communities. So it didn't go to the kind of building a profession and building a community of learners that the Baltimore contract went for. It is essentially but it has acted as the evaluation system because we haven't had real evaluation systems in place in terms of education. NCCL-89-08047103 CONAN: It's interesting. NCCL-61-99126022 It's just due process. Ms. WEINGARTEN: So the new Colorado law, which we supported, basically has a very broad definition of what constitutes student learning. Email is talk@npr.org. CONAN: There is a contract that is up for ratification in Baltimore, modeled at least in some respects on the Washington contract. And, you know, but often I find that people put words in our mouths a lot, in terms of thinking of the union as a caricature, rather than what the reality is. This role requires CEOs to provide the board with up-to-date information, make recommendations for new board members, participate in board orientation and participate in a self-evaluation. NCCL026-30-121-79 CONAN: If you make it very quick. LINDSAY: I actually left because I have a couple of little kids on my own. We know who has good rapport with the kids and who the screamers are, et cetera. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Stay with us. Now, tell me. But because it was so new, we didn't give the members the time that they needed to really think about this and ask their questions and see if and really move forward on it. On the local level, union representatives fill roles as president of the local and trustees. And if you look at a secondary school, you basically have lots of classes that are about 40 minutes each, and then there's a three-minute passing period and then another 40-minute class, and it was aligned to help, you know, the kids who would excel go to college, and then the rest of the kids, you know, go and work in the factories. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, argues that teachers must play a key role in shaping education reform, and that administrators must share responsibility for student performance. But if there's tutoring that they're engaged with with kids, they're going to be paid additional funding. TIVERTON -- The teachers’ union president has sued the School Committee, claiming she was fired after repeatedly asking the district to consult with the union before moving to … I'm Neal Conan in Washington. She’s the union’s current vice president, and will be the union’s third Black female president. DERRICK: I'm sorry. And so we need to have the type of survey documents that they do in some places in terms of what parents' input is, what students' input is, and what teachers' input should be as well. … *Educational Change Despite legal setbacks, the number of union members nationally has declined only slightly. Since 2008, Randi Weingarten has served as the union's president, during some of the most contentious debates over education reform. Because I teach advanced placement, and my kids in Florida are studying for the same tests that kids in Oregon and Washington and all states are taking. And I think it's the adults. Teachers are a part of the solution. CONAN: We're coming up on the break, but aren't teachers sometimes reluctant to or locals reluctant to have teachers basically evaluating their peers? I'm Neal Conan. becoming players in the. Florida’s teacher union shifts leaders, as president goes national. She's our guest today and she'll take your calls. It's lots of the different things that teachers believe are within the ambit of what kids should be able to do. Ingraham: Biden alliance with teachers' unions should alarm … Look at the bottom 10 states. And I only worked there for two years. But it's a little overrated to say that we, ourselves, as individual teachers, are going to be able to overcome every single in-school and out-of-school factor that happens to kids. When we come back, Julie Rovner on "Secretariat." NCCL-118016028003 CONAN: Let's go next to this is Justin, Justin with us from Jacksonville. But first, parents, teachers, principals, tell us your story. This letter … Teacher union leaders in the four districts are collaborating with school authorities to create a different kind of school district. 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