Talk about a lump of coal in parents’ stockings.
Some of the state’s biggest public-school bureaucrats are starting a drumbeat about their frustration with student performance being used as a part of annual teacher evaluations.
Michigan’s public schools exist to prepare Michigan’s students for college, skilled training or the workforce. Our kids deserve nothing less. Parents and teachers also have the right to clearly know how their students are performing in the classroom, and student test scores – while not a perfect or the only measure – are one incredibly important and objective way to ensure our schools are laser focused on delivering for our kids.
We are blessed to have fantastic teachers across Michigan. Including student performance metrics as one part of teacher evaluations both keeps the focus on our kids and helps schools ensure they’re doing the absolute best job possible to prepare them for the future.
As we head into the holidays we wish you the very best and we promise – we’ll never stop fighting to protect the rights of kids and their parents.
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