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Teachers' contracts.

Teachers' contracts

About 1,400 public school teachers in Chattanooga, TN, received an immediate salary increase averaging 9 percent under a new 2-year contract. The increase brought annual salary rates to $19,000 for starting teachers, $30,766 for teachers with a master's degree and 16 years of experience, and a maximum of $32,882 for those with a doctorate and 16 years of experience. At the start of the 1989-90 school year, the respective salaries are expected to be $19,500, $32,036, and $34,239, depending on the amount of financial assistance from the State.

The teachers are represented by an affiliate of the National Education Association.

In Illinois, 1,150 teachers and training specialists will receive a 6.5-percent annual salary increases under a 4-year contract negotiated by Cook County Community. College District 508 and an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. A new faculty evaluation system calls for one-fourth of the teachers to be rated each year by a committee composed of two administrators and two faculty members. The committee will follow a 12-step assessment procedure including self review, peer review, student evaluation, and administrative review. If necessary, the committee will aid teachers in improving their skills.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Article Type:column
Date:Jun 1, 1989
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