Dan Weisberg

Posted Jan. 11, 2016

A Vision for Teachers Unions After Friedrichs

Can teachers be forced to give money to a union they don’t support? That’s the question at the heart of a case the Supreme Court…

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Posted Jan. 11, 2016

TNTP’s CEO Does Not Support Plaintiffs in Friedrichs v. CTA

Dan Weisberg, CEO of TNTP, has weighed in on Friedrichs v. CTA and he is not on the side of the plaintiffs. Today we are sharing a variety of perspectives on this case and Weisberg certainly offers one worth considering as people figure out where they come down on this very complex case. I’ve had my share of disagreements with teachers unions over the years, but on this case, I agree with them. It’s a matter of basic fairness that teachers…

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Posted Oct. 2, 2015

Smarick’s Questions Are Fair But We Still Know That Most Teachers Are Not Improving Substantially Over Time

Dan Weisberg of The New Teacher Project responds to Andy Smarick's critique of their recent report on teacher improvement, The Mirage. He takes issue with Andy's interpretation of what the report actually says and seems to wonder if schools don't even know if their Professional Development is helping teachers to improve, how can Smarick possibly know? It's clear that Weisberg respects Smarick very much which makes the back and forth between them…

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Posted May 22, 2015

Common Ground Through ‘Community Schools’

Among the most reductive arguments in education policy is the one about the effects of poverty on student academic achievement. You know the one. Critics…

By Dan Weisberg

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

By Meghann Estrada

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