MEA urges lawmakers to keep current teacher evaluation standards
Michigan’s largest teachers’ union is asking state lawmakers to prevent a change in the way teachers are rated on job-performance.
Starting in the fall, a greater percentage of an educator’s evaluation will rely on how well students perform on standardized tests. The percentage will rise from 25% to 40%.
David Crim is with the Michigan Education Association. He says standardized test scores are not a reliable way to judge teachers.
A bill to keep the current teacher evaluation standards has waited for months to be taken up by the House Education Reform Committee.
State lawmakers will take their summer recess in a few weeks.