Kansas is criticized for plan to publicize new teacher ratings

01/26/2012 | Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas)

A plan by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to adopt new teacher evaluations -- partially based on student test scores with teacher rankings posted on the Internet -- is drawing criticism. "This is strictly punitive and harmful," said Mark Desetti, a lobbyist for the Kansas National Education Association. Under the plan, teachers would be given one of four ratings, which would be posted on a website accessible to parents. Teachers with the highest ratings would be eligible for bonuses, while those scoring in the lowest category for two consecutive years could be fired.

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