Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nearly Teachers All Judged As "Effective" Or "Highly Effective"

Even the New York Times smells a rat. 
More than half the states now require new teacher evaluation systems and, thanks to a deal announced last week in Albany, New York City will soon have one, too. 

The changes, already under way in some cities and states, are intended to provide meaningful feedback and, critically, to weed out weak performers. And here are some of the early results:In Florida, 97 percent of teachers were deemed effective or highly effective in the most recent evaluations. In Tennessee, 98 percent of teachers were judged to be “at expectations.” 

In Michigan, 98 percent of teachers were rated effective or better. 
By the way, Detroit, with its 75% dropout rate, is in Michigan. 

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