Archive for July 2015

Why Has Teacher Evaluation Bill Become So Political?

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When state lawmakers got rid of Michigan's "last-in, first-out" teacher tenure law four years ago, a new commission was created to craft a report on how public school teachers across the state should be graded.


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Cook: Why prospective teachers shy away from field

When it comes to teachers, parents want the best and the brightest teachers standing in the front of their child’s classroom.

Historically, Michigan public schools have been among the best in the nation. But outstanding public schools are the...

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Editorial: Find a compromise on teacher evaluations

When Michigan passed major changes to its teacher tenure law four years ago, that was an integral step to ensure only the best teachers are in the state's classrooms. And when lawmakers at that time called for the creation of a statewide teacher...

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