Unions cry foul after California teacher tenure rules struck down

It’s unfortunate that many great teachers are now denied tenure in California, but the tenure laws should not be used to protect bad teachers either. However, the rating system for “good” and “bad” teachers is severely flawed. Using test scores to rank teachers’ effectiveness is a highly skewed way to look at the success of our educational institutions. More often than not, the tests are biased toward white, male, upper-class children. We not only need to find a way to protect “good” teachers, but we also need to find a better way of ranking said teachers. Case in point: New College of Florida’s recent “bad” score on the Florida Board of Directors University Score Card.

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June 11, 2014 · 6:48 pm

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