Friday, February 25, 2011

NY teachers union proposes to make it easier to fire bad teachers

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I generally like Weingarten's proposal to evaluate and potentially lay off ineffective teachers (I actually like other ideas better--see the Gladwell piece I posted Thursday night). But the article neglects to address the costs of the program. The hiring of a "neutral arbitrator" along with the costs of the added effort required for principals and other school officials to thoroughly evaluate teachers certainly pose a dilemma for this plan. With likely spending cuts on the way, how is this feasible?