Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Are Chicago teachers right in opposing teacher evalulations based on students' test results?

READER POLL

Are Chicago teachers right in opposing teacher evalulations based on students' test results?

Yes, penalizes them for social woes that affect kids' school work
 
  410 (40.5%)
No, if students aren't learning, teachers should be accountable
 
  460 (45.4%)
Yes, will stunt learning with a teach-to-the-test approach
 
  259 (25.6%)
No, test scores only part of teacher evaluations
 
  335 (33.1%)
Total votes = 1013
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Chicago teachers raised topic that needs discussion


Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | CAMPAIGNS Votes, not dollars Like many of those who advocate that money equals speech, George Will sees it as a violation of free speech to limit a person's right to introduce as much advocacy money as they want into a political campaign ("Enough reform mischief," May 29). But campaign-reform advocates are not trying to limit free speech; they are merely trying to maintain a separate element of democracy: one person, one vote.
PHILADELPHIANS ARE passionate about fighting for quality public education. We have marched in the streets countless times. We deserve high quality public neighborhood schools and a school district that listens to us as students, parents and community leaders - and we are willing to fight for it. Unfortunately, the school district has shown again that it is unwilling to take our voices into account and is pushing through a school-closure plan in Kensington.