By Fiona Cohen
Our Schools Coalition commissioned the The National Council on Teacher Quality to do a study of the new contract between the school district and the Seattle Education Association, the union representing the teachers and supporting professionals, and finds the contract is well, OK.
“The recently adopted contract between the Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association is clearly a document of compromise that seemed to leave both parties content, but neither completely successful in achieving their goals,” states the analysis.
For the Our Schools Coalition, this doesn’t represent a setback – reforms that the 2010 contract introduced are still there – but it isn’t much of a boost either.
It is particularly disappointing when it comes to discipline.