Teacher evaluation proposal sails through Michigan House after ‘huge improvements’

Teacher evaluation proposal sails through Michigan House after ‘huge improvements’

“So it’s time to end this policy that is attaching the evaluation of our educators to high-stakes tests,” Rep. Jeff Irwin said. “We don’t want our teachers teaching to the test. We want our teachers to be respected as professionals and to be able to teach in the classroom according to what they think their students need and when they need it.”

The House Education Committee made “huge improvements” to the bill approved earlier this year by the Senate, according to Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, who said it now looks fairly similar to legislation he helped craft last year that passed the House but died in lame-duck.

http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2015/10/teacher_evaluation_proposal_sa.html

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