The Importance Of Teacher Rights: The Right To Bargain Collectively

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According to the Institute on Disability (2014), in the Fall of 2012, Hawaii had the lowest percentage of students enrolled in a special education classes, at 6.3 percent. According to the Hawai`i’s Department of Education School Status and Improvement Report (2014), in the same year, 14.5 percent of students at Castle High School were in special ed. This is more than the highest percentage in the United States, New Jersey, which is placed at 11.6 percent. In 2013-2014, it increased to 15.4 percent. According to The Federal Education Budget Project (2014), This reflects the increasing number of students being placed into special education. They account for 13 percent of the total school population, a 3 percent increase from the 1980s.
One of the notable problems at Castle High School is its drug problem. 13 percent of students were suspended in 2013-2014, and 21 percent of them were for Class A offenses. These include burglary, robbery, and the sale of dangerous drugs (SSIR, 2014). I went to Castle
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Teacher Rights - “What are my rights?”
A law that protects teachers is called The Right to Bargain Collectively. With this law, teachers represented in a group negotiate terms and conditions of their employment, for example, their salaries and working conditions. The collective agreement is enforceable under state law. This means that teachers have a say in formulating school policies and the conditions in which they work. (Johnson, 2014).
A second law is called teacher tenure. Tenure is an system in which educators, after performing in a satisfactory method for a period of time, can only have their employment terminated for adequate causes and only after a hearing before a faculty committee. (American Association of University Professors). This law protects teachers from being fired for personal or political reasons, but can also make it difficult for schools to terminate underperforming teachers.

2D. Teacher Support - “How will I support my

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