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Paul W. Bennett's Blog – February 2011 Archive (1)

Teachers, Professionalism and Excellence: Why Do Unions Resist Teacher Excellence Initiatives?

Today’s public school teachers are on the firing line and find themselves caught on the horns of a dilemma. Since the advent of public schooling, teachers have aspired to be treated with the respect accorded professionals. From 1960 onwards, they have accepted teacher unionism and begun to act like educational workers as well as lower-order professionals. Most Canadians today consider teachers to be reasonably well-paid, favoured with generous pension benefits, and…

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Added by Paul W. Bennett on February 13, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

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