Report: Pa. could do a better job at getting rid of bad teachers

    Send your kid to school in Pennsylvania and you’re likely to find well-prepared special ed, middle school and elementary reading teachers. You’re also likely to find some not-so-great teachers.

    A study out this week from the National Council on Teacher Quality gives Pennsylvania a D+ for its teacher policies, giving the state a failing grade for its inability to unload bad instructors.

    That’s only up from a D last year, according to the Associated Press, and other states have taken bigger steps forward.

    Time will tell if the Corbett-backed teacher evaluation reforms tackle some of the state’s education problems.

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