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08-26-2010, 10:49 AM
An excerpt from the Boston Globe article (http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/08/26/teachers_public_sharply_divided_on_key_issues/):
Teachers and the broader public are divided over issues such as merit pay for teachers, the federal Race to the Top program, and teacher tenure, according to new poll results.

The results of the fourth annual survey conducted for Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and the journal Education Next were released yesterday.

The national poll provides “strong evidence . . . that most Americans support merit pay for teachers, while teachers oppose the policy by a large margin; there is strong opposition among the public to teacher tenure, while teachers favor it; and teachers are significantly more opposed to the Race to the Top program than the broader public.’’
To read more, click here (http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/08/26/teachers_public_sharply_divided_on_key_issues/). Where do you sit on these issues?