Dawson Turn-AroundMarch 2, 2011
Abbott Update ReduxMarch 3, 2011
NJEA President Barbara Keshishian in a new press release warns against tying teacher evaluations to student test scores:
We believe student test scores have a place in the evaluation process but we also agree with highly regarded researchers that they should not play a determining role in high-stakes personnel decisions. There are a lot of flashing yellow lights suggesting policymakers should proceed with caution before putting too much emphasis on test score improvement.
Acting Comm. Cerf responds to NJEA’s concerns in the Star-Ledger:
[T] he union’s position includes “a complete lack of sophistication…They are just fundamentally opposed to having teachers accountable for student learning. And that’s not in the best interests of children,” Cerf said.