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Teacher Evaluation Dispute Echoes Beyond Chicago

    We’ve written that Indiana’s new teacher evaluation law calls for more rigorous assessments than most districts used in the past. Here and elsewhere, there’s been pushback from teachers who oppose using student test score data to determine merit pay. From NPR:

    One of the primary issues at the heart of the the Chicago teachers’ strike is whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and determine their pay. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing that approach, as are other officials around the nation. But many teachers insist that it’s inherently unfair to grade their teaching based on their students’ learning.

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