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Evers says Act 10 ‘turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers’

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The 2011 state law known as Act 10 that stripped educators of their collective bargaining rights and reduced their voice in the classroom has “turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said Monday at a pre-election forum. Evers said the law “made a hell of a big difference,’ and blamed it for a growing shortage of teachers in Wisconsin.

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Legislative update – February 27

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Taking local control away from elected school boards and the communities they serve … Legislative action continues during the first week of March … Broadband expansion goes to committee … Bill changes the way state aid payments are made … Governor’s budget includes $803 million in building projects … Bill would allow a pupil’s parent or guardian to opt the student out of certain statewide examinations.

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Report shows when tenure ends, teachers leave

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A new analysis suggests that tenure reform in Louisiana increased the overall exit rate for teachers, especially those with the most experience. Schools with lower standardized test scores had higher rates of teacher exits, meaning that these schools were disproportionately impacted.

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