Tenn. district may fire teachers for chronically low evaluation scores

A public-school district in Tennessee is preparing over the next few months to use consecutive low scores on evaluations as a cause for terminating teachers, even though dismissal is not required by state law. Director of Schools Jesse Register said the new use of the scores would apply to "way less than 1 percent" of the 5,300 teachers employed by the district. "We're talking about an isolated group of people who would score on the bottom of that evaluation," he said.

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