In this episode, I am talking with Ellen Bernstein about the national TURN report. TURN stands for Teacher Union Reform Network and its stated purpose is "to promote progressive reforms in education and in teacher unions."
TURN was founded 20 years ago and is composed of leaders from AFT and NEA union locals.
Ellen began her career in public education as a sign language interpreter and taught in Albuquerque, NM schools for 17 years. She is currently the president of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation.
We talk about teaching, working with kids and the challenges that teachers face. The main focus of our talk is the four tenets of the TURN report:
1. Schools are learner-centered.
2. Teaching is a profession.
3. Equity is honored in pursuing excellence.
4. Collective bargaining promotes school quality.
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Length - 37:30