Sunday, January 21, 2007

are you ready for the revolution? a contract database

Most of my technological revolution-blogging has concerned the increasingly mechanized classroom. But what about unions? We're not all fuddy-duddies. Some of us even blog. And now we can see the intimate details of bargaining agreements from around the country.
Welcome to the National Council on Teacher Quality's groundbreaking online research portal. You can explore the intricacies of collective bargaining agreements, board policies, and teacher handbooks from the nation's 50 largest school districts, educating 16 percent (over 8 million) of all school children, employing nearly 500,000 teachers and operating 11,000 schools. And that's just the beginning.
Districts, watch out: better ideas are out there, lurking in cyberspace, and now we have an easy way to find them.

Hat tip: the ever-useful Dr. Homeslice.

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