Ep. 3: Tenure Under Fire

Nick and Marc debate the need for tenure (for both teachers and administrators). They also discuss the impact of Vergara v. California and the educational reform agenda of New York’s Governor Cuomo.

“Methods Lab” – Testing

a) What should classroom assessments look like?

b) To review or not review?


Listeners are welcome to ask a question, suggest a topic or share their thoughts: ask@stateofedpodcast.com

Links related to this episode:

Time Magazine: A Brief History of Tenure

Opinion piece on tenure and the Vergara case in The Daily News

Education Reform in New York State

Details of Vergara v. California

Can you figure out Cheryl’s birthday?

Kristof’s column: Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader?