Will a new teacher-evaluation system in Pa. be fair for all teachers?

08/3/2011 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The leader of one Pennsylvania school district is considering whether to sign on to the state's new voluntary pilot program linking teacher evaluations to student achievement, and is particularly concerned about whether it is fair to all teachers. "If I'm a special-education teacher, I'm looking for a certain amount of growth in my children, as is a gifted-education teacher," superintendent William Urbanek said. "So if some baseline can be developed ... to keep the playing field level for all teachers, then it could be a good idea."

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