Maryland’s school boards are lining up for reform. But will the teachers’ unions get onboard too?
While two-thirds of Maryland’s school boards agree to education reforms to make the state competitive for more federal aid, the teachers’ unions are not so sure. According to The Baltimore Sun, “Teachers are wary of the plan because it includes sweeping changes to how they are evaluated and the length of time it takes to get tenure, measures recently approved by the General Assembly.” Teachers also note that they were not involved in the plans.
Without support, though, Maryland may lose its edge. Both winners from the first round of Race to the Top, Delaware and Tennessee, garnered union backing.