Dramatic changes in teacher evaluation—too many imposed from above rather than collaboratively developed locally—have drawn legitimate criticism. And as professional educators have advocated for better systems, often they’ve been caught in transition phases that cause everything from angst to tears to valuable time diverted from teaching and learning. Now, as assessments of teacher evaluation overhauls are being assembled, some people are asking: Was it all worth it?
Read the Hechinger Report story: How many bad teachers are there? Not many, according to new – and expensive – evaluations.