Tutoring and Teachers' Contracts in NYC

What a mess. By building tutoring into the teachers' contract, NYC chanceller Joel Klein has gotten himself into all sorts of trouble -- not giving enough tutoring to low-performing kids while giving extra tutoring to kids who need it less -- in order to appease the UFT. The only obvious winner here is that the group size is limited to 10 kids per teacher -- a problem in some other places. Amid Outcry, Chancellor Defends Tutoring Program (NYT).


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