Teacher Evaluations

Should teacher evaluations be re-tooled?

Recently, I was a reading an article in the NYT discussing the American Federation of Teacher’s decision to overhaul the teaching evaluation process. I couldn’t be more happier that they are taking this move.

Many critics have scoffed at the idea of having unions in the first place because supposedly “unions protect bad teachers, gum up the disciplinary process, and resist change.” (NYT Article) While its true that there have been many abuses by union members and teachers, unions are invaluable in keeping the leadership and adminstation of schools accountable for supporting teachers. The safety net of support should cover human resource issues, school managment, and instruction.

I believe that the AFT is making a step in the right direction in working in a climate that has become so conservative and so anti-union. For more information read the following article.


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Educator, Student, Reader, Reformer, & Activist

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