A tweak to a state proposal to change teacher evaluations would make the new rubric apply not just to Pennsylvania’s public schools, but also public charter and cyber charter schools.
Rep. Mike Fleck, a Republican of Huntingdon County, offered the amendment that he said makes sense that any new scoring system for teachers should be used in all public schools receiving public dollars.
“I don’t think you can pick and choose what you want to do and what you don’t want to do when it comes to you know, something as critical as teacher evaluation overall,” Fleck said.
The House Education Committee approved the measure, which now goes to the full House.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ryan Aument, a Lancaster County Republican, said the debate isn’t going anywhere. He said Thursday that he expects another amendment will be offered to make the measure once again apply only to public schools–and not charter or cyber schools.
The House education panel also approved delaying the implementation of the new evaluations by an additional year, to give schools more time to adjust to the new rubric.