Revamp Teacher Evaluation Plan, Says LA Times
Alexander Russo | March 12, 2013
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Expressing concern about increasing divisiveness between LAUSD and the teachers union, the LA Times editorial page calls for a more thoughtful, balanced approach to making much-needed improvements, including a proposal for LAUSD to make student achievement less than 30 percent of teacher evaluations:
“We don’t know what heft test scores should have in performance reviews — no one does because the concept is too new and untested — but if the scores will indeed prove helpful, [LAUSD Superintendent] Deasy would do better by starting with a lower figure until the evaluation system proves its worth.”