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1 Implications of SB 5 on K-12 Education Carey M. Smith East Broadway Middle School Toledo, Ohio

2 Disclaimer…..  In no way is this presentation a comprehensive overview of the implications of SB5 on K-12 education.  Presentation based upon significant implications to larger urban districts.  Examples based upon my experiences as an educator who has taught in suburban, urban & rural settings.

3 Background

4 “Whenever the people are well- informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”Whenever the people are well- informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

5 Jefferson’s Objectives for Primary Education  To give every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business;  To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts, and accounts, in writing;  To improve, by reading, his morals and faculties;  To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either;

6 Senate Bill 5 Limits on collective bargaining will severely shrink the ability of K-12 educators to further the mission of public education and the objectives that Thomas Jefferson laid out over two centuries ago.

7 SB 5 will limit bargaining for…  Issues of Human Rights: Sick Leave Long Term Illness Leave Maternity Leave Assault Leave Work Place Standards Work Load

8 SB 5 will limit bargaining for…  Issues of Compensation: Salary Schedule Severance Pay Supplemental Contracts Pay for Mandatory Workshops Pay for Continuing Education

9 A Nation At Risk The National Commission on Excellence in Education (1984)  Recommendation D: Teaching “Salaries for the teaching profession should be increased and should be professionally competitive, market- sensitive, and performance based. Salary, promotion, tenure and retention decisions should be tied to an effective evaluation system that includes peer review so that superior teachers can be rewarded, average ones encouraged, and poor ones either improved or terminated.”

10 Current language that addresses Recommendation 6  Salary & Step Increases  Toledo Review & Alternative Compensation System (TRACS)  The Toledo Plan- Peer Review Intern Intervention Evaluation Program

11 Issues of Merit Pay  School A Designation = Excellent # of State Indicators Met 8 of 8 Performance Index = 99.6 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) =met 5 th Grade  Reading 88.9%  Math 86.7%  School B Designation = Academic Emergency # of State Indicators Met 1 of 8 Performance Index = 66.6 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) = Not Met 5 th Grade  Reading 34.1%  Math 25.0% Schools are in the same district, both with “Highly Qualified” teaching staffs.

12 SB 5 will limit bargaining for…  Issues with immediate & direct impact on students Class size Building Councils Professional Development

13  Smaller class sizes in early grades (K-3) can boost student academic achievement  Minority & low-income students show even greater gains when placed in small classes in primary grades  Small class size needs to be coupled with well qualified teachers & teacher professional development. Review of the Research

14 Effects of Class Size  Tennessee's Student/Teacher Achievement Ratio Program (STAR) Nye (2001) concluded that students in the STAR program grades K-3 maintained higher test scores over time- through 9 th grade  Wisconsin’s Student Achievement Guarantee in Education: (SAGE) Molnar (1999) concluded African American students in SAGE program outperformed white SAGE students, thus closing the achievement gap.

15 Current language that addresses Class Size  Elementary: 28  Secondary: 31

16 Professional Development  Teacher professional development positively influences student achievement. Teachers need increased knowledge of the subjects they teach and best practices for teaching these subjects to students. What Makes Professional Development Effective? Results from a National Sample of Teachers Author(s): Michael S. Garet, Andrew C. Porter, Laura Desimone, Beatrice F. Birman, Kwang Suk Yoon Source: American Educational Research Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Winter, 2001), pp. 915-945

17 Current language that addresses Professional Leave  10 days for Professional Leave  Expense Fund for approved professional leave- reimbursement for authorized expenses

18 Learning from Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improved Student Learning Final Report of Research to the Wallace Foundation (2010)  “ When principals and teachers share leadership, teachers‘ working relationships are stronger and student achievement is higher.”  “Leadership effects on student achievement occur largely because effective leadership strengthens professional community—a special environment within which teachers work together to improve their practice and improve student learning. Professional community, in turn, is a strong predictor of instructional practices that are strongly associated with student achievement. “

19 Current language that addresses Shared Leadership  Building Committees & Principals set school operations and discuss building matters in a “spirit of cooperation”

20 If SB5 becomes law, contract language that ensures research- based best practices, for both students and teachers, will become a thing of the past. Please contact legislators & let them know that SB5 will have devastating effects on the children of Ohio!

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