Protect, Develop and Empower Teachers
1. Trim wasteful spending on burdensome bureaucracy, outdated processes and ineffective programs, and realign those dollars to protect our teachers and classrooms.
2. Move away from a teach-to-the-test culture. Teach children needed critical thinking skills and accountability so that they may be productive members of our society positioned to reach their full potential.
3. Encourage merit based pay initiatives for teachers who produce measurable results or rise to meet added challenges; additionally, expand professional development and build strong career opportunities for those in the profession.
4. End “last in, first out” policies (seniority based layoffs) and shift to retain our most effective teachers for our students.