Teachers get it. They know that education policies should reward them for a job well done and give them the support they need to improve classroom performance. With support from Joyce, Teach Plus launched in Chicago and Indianapolis to organize and energize high-performing teachers and get them more involved in discussions about teacher quality, rewarding excellence in the classroom, and improving student outcomes.
Already, teachers’ voices are being heard. Indianapolis Teach Plus Fellows proposed changes to the district’s teacher layoff policies that were included in the Indianapolis Federation of Teachers 2010 collective bargaining agreement. And, Illinois Teach Plus Fellows provided valuable input into the state's changes to teacher evaluation systems.
Two Chicago Teach Plus Fellows Discuss Add Their Voice To The Conversation