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LAUSD panel recommends changes in teacher evaluations

Original post made by Stacey on Mar 16, 2010

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Without detail, I'm not going to comment on whether or not the outcomes of this panel are the best way to go. To me it is more important that they put this panel together to look at the issue in more depth.

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Posted by Reforms?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

"High-performing teachers should earn more pay, tenure should be more difficult to achieve and teacher reviews should be tied to student test scores, a Los Angeles school district panel is expected to recommend Tuesday."

Isn't that some of what Race to the Top tried to do? (teacher evaluations tied to test scores) - but the CTA did not like it and that is why California did not get the federal funds?

Glad to see that at least one school district is doing what is obvious - it is a start


Posted by Mcdoris, a resident of Birdland
on Mar 17, 2010 at 11:05 am

Reforms has exactly the right solution.


Posted by letsgo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Seem like reasonable idea - probably doesn't go far enough.

But while we are on the subject, just how many really bad teachers are out there? 1%, 5%, 10%, 50%?


Posted by a reader, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2010 at 9:14 pm

We need to make this a low priority item until the current funding crisis is over. There current budget shortfall is hurting all school districts, and was caused by forces entirely outside the school district. This came from the collapse of credit on Wall Street. We need to focus on our top priorities of fully funding our outstanding school system and excellent academic programs. There will be times to look at these issues when the current fiscal crises passes. For now, we need to be focused on the problem at hand.


Posted by Dark Corners of Town, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm

It is always a good time to insure one has the best teachers on the staff. There is no excuse for having a poor performing teacher around our kids.


Posted by To a reader, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

"We need to make this a low priority item until the current funding crisis is over. "

You are kidding, right?


Posted by a reader, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Not kidding, completely serious. We need to focus on maintaining the high quality education the PUSD schools system is providing by closing the funding gap. The reduction in funding came from forces entirely beyond the control of PUSD. It is not the time to radically change the system which is currently working so well. We have higher priorities to focus on.


Posted by Dark Corners of Town, a resident of Country Fair
on Mar 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm

High quality education comes from high quality teachers. It is always a good time to insure one has the best teachers on the staff. There is no excuse for having a poor performing teacher around our kids.


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