You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Editorials

Editorial

Boston teachers’ contract: Beware of toxic ‘cure’

Even as the Boston Teachers Union offered late last week to make much-needed concessions in one key way, it muddied the waters in another.

The union has stated its willingness to accept a reasonable, six-year wage package partly in exchange for more leeway during the implementation of a new teacher evaluation system. Both sides now agree to adopt state regulations that would allow incompetent teachers to be dismissed in as little as 30 days if they fail to improve under a remediation plan. The regulations also provide techniques to help good teachers become even better.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week