There's a new teachers' organization out there and it's striking out on its own, called the New Millenium Initiative, which as EdWeek describes (New Groups Giving Teachers Alternative Voice) it seems to fit somewhere in between the teachers unions and the reform groups despite being funded by some of the pro-reform foundations. They've issued a new report, Classroom Experts’ Recommendations for an Effective Educator Evaluation System. Take a look, let us know what you think.
There are other related teacher groups popping up in Chicago, too, including TeachPlus, a Gates-funded organization whose Chicago fellows nonetheless opposed SB7 over the strike right changes.
NB: This is a corrected version of the post. The original version said IL NMI opposed SB7, based on my misreading of the EdWeek article. It was TeachPlus.