Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Union Chief Seeks to Overhaul Teacher Evaluation Process

Published: January 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — Facing criticism that her union makes it too hard to get rid of bad teachers, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on Tuesday announced a union-backed effort to develop a new model for how public school teachers should be evaluated, promoted and removed.

The effort will be run by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the federal government’s special master for executive compensation.

In a speech at the National Press Club, Ms. Weingarten sought to present a more flexible, cooperative face for her union as she announced Mr. Feinberg’s new role and called for sweeping changes in how school districts evaluate teachers and work with teachers’ unions.


1 comment:

LegalBeaglette said...

While Ms. Weingarten seeks "to present a more flexible, cooperative face for her union," CCPS apparently deals with a union intent on being pestiferous: Meg McDonald -- "Stop arguing with the EAC, when we are obviously right."
["Officials' resolutions offered, for the other guy," Maryland Independent, 01/01/10]

It will be interesting to see the results of this proposed overhaul of the teacher evaluation process.