Teacher tenure is the set of due process rights that include a system of layoffs based on seniority and protections from arbitrary firing. California is one of a half-dozen states that award tenure after two years in the classroom.
Average wages of California teachers lag other college graduates by 16.2 percent.
Alameda County Office of Education analysis of district’s budget reveals shortfall if all unions get the same level salary increase as teachers.
California was ranked 14th in access to preschool for 4-year-olds, behind Oklahoma, Vermont, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia and South Carolina, among other states.
About half of new teachers hired in California classrooms are not fully credentialed.
San Jose Unified and its teachers union offer model for how to move from combat to collaboration, researcher says.
The goal would be to boost salaries of every teacher who is paid less than workers in other professions with comparable credentials and experience in their respective states.
Harris’ proposal would have Washington play a role in an area of school funding where the federal government has historically played almost none.
Districts’ average payments to pension funds CalSTRS and CalPERS doubled to about $1,000 per student in 2017-18. But contributions varied among districts and will continue to rise for at least two more years.
Board member Jody London said the district could not give teachers the raises it agreed to in settling the recent strike without making the cuts.
Supreme Court reaffirms pension reform law's elimination of one benefit but larger challenge to modify pensions of teachers and other public employees will await a future decision.
Both strikes yielded gains for teachers, but larger structural issues, such as declining enrollments, unaffordable housing, and pension costs eroding what can be spent on children, were not addressed.
The district and teachers' union reach a four-year agreement that would give teachers an 11 percent raise, plus a 3 percent bonus.
Scapegoating charters not the solution to district's labor dispute, author says.
District increased salary hike offer, but teachers' union and supporters are holding out. Demands include higher raises, smaller classes and student resources.
With a high percentage of students and teachers honoring picket line, Oakland Unified is losing state funds, partially offset by savings in not having to pay striking teachers’ salaries.