Will the same thing happen in Kentucky?
The Courier-Journal reports that the Indiana Department of Education is cancelling its efforts to win Race to the Top Phase 2 dollars, citing a lack of cooperation from the state’s teachers union.
The apparent sticking point is a plan to include a teacher evaluation program as part of that state’s education reform agenda.
The article says Andy Smarick from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says, “Other states are having big problems with their unions,” as well.
That could work to Kentucky’s advantage IF our teachers chose to take the high ground by getting on board for real changes that will ultimately work better for students and for the improvement of the profession of teaching, as well.