Teachers weigh in on debate over selling lesson plans

11/19/2009 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

Through a Teacher Leaders Network online discussion, teachers are debating who owns lesson plans and class materials. A recent New York Times article highlighted the many teachers taking advantage of a growing online market for classroom lesson plans. Some argued that teachers should be allowed to supplement inadequate compensation by engaging in entrepreneurship -- just like members of any other industry. Others fear that allowing a for-profit lesson-plan trade to grow will mean an end to free collaboration among educators.

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