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No Teacher Left Behind: Catching Up on Lost Step-Increases

on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 07:03

Key legislators are indicating their interest in bringing every teacher’s salary up to what it should have been, had salaries never been frozen. If we act now, and stay focused, it will happen. If we don’t, it will wither on the vine.

Major Victory: State Board Rejects Evaluation Plan. Zais Blames EdFirstSC Email Campaign

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 18:34

Mick Zais is giving us credit for stopping his evaluation plan. Don't be so modest, Dr. Zais. Much of the damage was self-inflicted.

How'd Those Stakeholder Meetings Go?

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 15:20

Battling censorship to give teachers a voice

3rd & Final Address to State Bd. of Ed re. Teacher Evaluation

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 04:49

After his bitter diatribe about the role of EdFirstSC in successfully blocking his teacher evaluation plan, I accidentally told Mick Zais what was on my mind. Most of it. Suitable for all ages.

Formal Complaint to the State Board of Ed re. Censorship of Florence Meeting

on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:22

Zais' staff was caught stuffing audience questions into a briefcase, and then lied about the reason. An ugly, ugly episode.

EdFirstSC's Formal Complaint to the State Board of Ed re. Censored Charleston "Stakeholder Meeting"

on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:25

Here's the complaint that EdFirstSC filed with the State Board of Education. Several members have responded. They are not amused by Zais' antics...

Zais Teacher & Principal Evaluation Plan: Greatest Hits

on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 01:58

Here's everything you need to know about one of the worst ideas you'll ever hear.

Post & Courier: Charleston Stakeholder Meeting

on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 18:47

If Mick Zais isn't running scared, I sure would hate to see him when he is.

Video: Zais- "I'm Not Listening"

on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:18

2nd Speech to State Board re. teacher evaluation. Mick Zais was busy scribbling away while I spoke, like he had a book report due the next day. A few things did seem to catch his attention.