Teacher Union Reform Network

Teacher Union Reform Network is a union-led effort to strengthen the nation’s teachers unions by promoting progressive reforms that will ultimately lead to better learning for all students. Because teachers are closest to students, to the learning process, and because of their link to parents and the larger communities, we are in a unique position to stimulate the necessary changes that will lead to sustaining more equitable and effective schools for all students.

Featured Postings

SW TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

The Fall meeting of SW TURN will be held at the Hotel Andaluz (125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102) on September 16th and 17th, 2016. Program On Friday afternoon, Sept.16 beginning at 1:00 pm we dig more deeply into teacher-led and community schools. Barnett Berry, CEO of the Center for Teacher Quality (CTQ),will present on teacher powered schools and Jose Munoz, Executive Director of ABC Community Schools will share some insights into the nature of community schools in Albuquerque. Read More

NW TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

March 9, 2016 Dear Northwest TURN Colleague, Our next Northwest TURN event is scheduled for May 13-14, 2016 at the Washington Education Association, 32032 Weyehaeuser Way, S. Federal Way, WA 98001. Our conference will focus on Empowering Educators to Address Excellence and Equity for All Students. We will continue to collaboratively examine ways to plan and integrate the implementation of rigorous and challenging student learning and teaching standards, practices and programs. We will also explore new approaches in developing conditions for effective teaching and learning. Read More

Why Test Scores Matter

February 25, 2016

Author and Harvard professor Ron Ferguson talks about the importance of standardized tests, saying they measure the skills for which employers will pay. While he does not defend the current system, he does share that his image for the ideal system includes standardized testing. Read More