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Teacher Evals Increasingly Used to Make Tenure Decisions

Controversial Teacher Evals Used for Tenure Ruling

Sixteen states--up from 10 states in 2011--say their teacher evaluations are used in making tenure decisions. Three states--FL, NC and KS--voted to eliminate tenure altogether. (NC's law was deemed unconstitutional and put on hold.)

Education Commission of the States Vice President Kathy Christie told NBC News there is urgency behind revising tenure rules, driven by fierce competition. The federal program "Race to the Top" provides funds to schools with high-ranking teacher performance. The funding "gave states a lot of incentive to take on issues related to teacher quality head on," Christie said.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

 

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