TCPR discusses education reform

June 7, 2011 3:44PM

The Heartland Institute’s School Reform News talks with Ryan Turbeville, policy & outreach coordinator for the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, about recent education reforms adopted in Tennessee. Among them, linking teacher pay to evaluation results and ending teachers’ union collective bargaining.

Turbeville believes [terminating collective bargaining] would be a justifiable improvement, and would help facilitate a move to compensate teachers based on classroom performance. “Historically, the [Tennessee Education Association] has been very adversarial to many types of reforms,” he said. “When a union gets that big and powerful, it will put its needs and its interests over the needs of the children.”

Read the entire article, titled “Tennessee links teacher evaluations to pay,” here.