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  1. 1. TURN <br />Teacher Union Reform Network<br />
  2. 2. To strengthen the nations teachers unions’ capacity to promote reforms that will ultimately lead to better learning and higher achievement for all America’s children.<br />The primary goal is to promote new union practices to build and sustain effective schools. <br />Goals<br />
  3. 3. AFT – American Federation of Teachers<br />NEA – National Education Association<br />Members need to have :<br />Personal commitment<br />Commitment to meaningful schools<br />Instructional commitment<br />Associated with<br />
  4. 4. July 1995 Adam Urbanski and Helen Bernstein began a group of progressive teacher leaders from 21 urban unions<br />Discuss educational reform and financing and its effects on public education<br />Teacher’s union rarely include in school reform<br />History<br />
  5. 5. TURN promotes new union models to build and sustain high-achieving schools through improving instructional quality. <br />Three subcommittees tackle professional development, preservice education issues, and compensation redesign, including performance pay systems. <br />Accountability, student achievement and quality teaching - rather than work rules, salary, and grievance<br />Vision<br />
  6. 6. Adam Urbanski – Vice President of AFT and co-director of TURN<br />Helen Bernstein – President of Los Angeles Teachers Union<br />Tom Alves – President of San Juan Teachers Union<br />Many state union presidents are involved<br />Who’s in charge<br />
  7. 7. Standards of Responsible and Responsive Teachers Unions<br />
  8. 8. AFT<br />Center for Policy Research and Education<br />MacArthur Foundation<br />National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future<br />UCLA Education Program<br />Pew Charitable Trust<br />US Department of Education<br />NEA<br />TURN Member Locals<br />Funding<br />
  9. 9. Contract templates that can be used or replicated in various districts<br />proposed and designed an internship program for new teachers<br />a peer review intervention plan<br />a career ladder<br />a homework hotline service for teachers<br />and a survey for teachers to evaluate their administrators<br />Current Issues<br />

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