Former General Counsel for the United Federation of Teachers
Pro to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
"Tenure helps ensure that teachers can do their jobs...
It enables teachers to grade honestly, to speak out for their students' needs, to teach controversial subjects and to blow the whistle on corruption and poor practices. It allows teachers to teach without fear, particularly necessary in today's politically charged climate."
Linda Ocasio, "UFT Argues for Dismissal of Tenure Case," uft.org, Jan. 4, 2018
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Counsel, Lamb & Barnosky LLP, 2018-present
General Counsel, United Federation of Teachers, 2011-2018
Special Counsel, United Federation of Teachers, 2006-2011
Former Associate, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
JD, Boston University, 2002
BS, Labor and Industrial Relations, Cornell University, 1999