Tennessee’s Push to Transform Schools
The lead editorial in the NYT on Friday called on Tennessee not to back down on robust teacher evaluations:
Tennessee has a long way to go in improving its schools, but it has made significant headway in turning itself into a laboratory for education reform. It was one of the first states to test a rigorous teacher evaluation system, which was put in place this school year. Yet even before the results are in, political forces are now talking about delaying the use of these evaluations. State lawmakers and education officials must resist any backsliding.
November 11, 2011