Education panel suggests basing teacher evaluations on student performance

    This just in off-the-wall education ideas: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s education panel has proposed linking educators’ evaluations with student performance. At least the teacher union will get a good laugh in today.


    According to the Associated Press, the panel suggests that student performance should account for half of an educators’ evaluation. The union said using test scores to measure teachers’ effectiveness isn’t practical. Translation: what are you, crazy?

    Christie is accusing the union of protecting its bad teachers and plans to talk next with stakeholders instead of the union.

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