Teachers express concern over evaluation

by News on November 28, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, Pro Worker Legislation, State and Local, State Legislation

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah/Chicago Tribune

As Chicago Public Schools officials begin heated negotiations over teacher evaluations, a study that will be released by the district Monday shows teachers strongly oppose tying student achievement to their own performance.

Part of a sweeping education reform package signed into law last year, Illinois’ Performance Evaluation Reform Act requires that the new evaluation system include student growth as a “significant factor” in the rating of a teacher. But a CPS-funded study shows teachers are worried about what they see as a precursor to merit pay.


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