Monday, January 26, 2009

Contract Negotiations

President Parker's robo call last night says:


The WTU is scheduled to provide DCPS with a revised contract proposal by the end of this week. The proposal has been developed in collaboration with the AFT. The WTU will hold a membership meeting during the month of February to update all members on the status of negotiations. AFT President Randi Weingarten has also been invited to attend this very important membership meeting. The time, date, and location of the meeting are forthcoming.
Last Thursday, January 22, after our WTU Executive Board Meeting at the AFT Office I had a chance to review the WTU's counter proposal for our new teacher's contract that is going to be presented to DCPS this week. The Contract Negotiations Team together with the AFT presented to us the proposal. What do I think of it?
I love the part that gives rewards to excellent and accomplished teachers so that DCPS can retain them and encourage them to teach in high-need areas in the district in a manner that is not divisive. My colleagues will love this too, veteran and new teachers rights are protected. I gave my vow of confidentiality and I am not going to divulge anything, I just want to share my excitement that we are going to have one very soon and that it is research-based and proven effective in successful school districts in other states.


Dee Does The District said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the proposal!!

philosopher said...


I am a senior at American University and I am doing an independent research assignment on special education and was wondering if you could give me the names of a few inclusion schools in the area, preferably high schools. I'm not from this area so I am unfamiliar with the schools, but I would like to interview some teachers or sit in a classroom.

Thank you! My email is if you can help.

MARIA said...

Hey DDD! Glad you came by!

Hey Philosopher,

I will be glad to assist you. Let us email each other: Talk to you later!


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