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Week-Long Disappearing Act for Zimmer Resolution

Alexander Russo | October 8, 2012



When the Board meeting agenda came out last week, it initially included Board member Zimmer’s resolution regarding use of student achievement data to evaluate teachers (see PDF here).The Zimmer resolution sought to block LAUSD from using a new student achievement measurement called Academic Growth Over Time (AGT) when evaluating teachers – even in combination with other measures like classroom observation that LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy supports.

Earlier in the week, Zimmer had announced that he would not be offering his charter school oversight proposal (see previous post here).  He then told a group of Mar Vista parents that he might also drop the teacher evaluation proposal (see blog post here). Finally, on Thursday afternoon, Zimmer’s office sent out a release announcing that he would not be offering his AGT resolution at the Tuesday October 9 board meeting after all (see PDF here). On Friday afternoon, the Daily Breeze reported on the development, noting that this was at least the third time that the AGT resolution had been delayed (see here).

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