Potomac Fever is the blog of the Hamilton College Semester in Washington Program.
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?
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