Thursday, July 18, 2013

Metro Schools Readies the Axe for Low-Rated Teachers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Over at The City Paper, Andrea Zelinski reports that Metro Nashville Public Schools officials expect to start firing some teachers based on repeatedly low evaluations.

From AZ at the CP:

More than 60 teachers are expected to flunk their annual teacher evaluations two years in a row, according to Director of Schools Jesse Register.

In an email obtained by The City Paper, Register told members of the Metro school board, “It is possible that a large number of these (60 teachers) will be recommended for dismissal now,” and said the district is finally at a place where it can remove bad educators.

“We have worked very hard for two years to change the culture in the district so that we effectively deal with the removal of poor teachers,” read the July 10 email. “Principals are just now getting to the place where they are addressing poor performers rather than displacing and shifting them from school to school.”

As if the potential dismissal of so many teachers wouldn't be touchy enough, the new teacher evaluations have been a consistent source of discord. Read the whole story here.

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