Some Tenn. educators struggle under new evaluation system

10/20/2011 | WPLN-FM (Nashville, Tenn.)

Some Tennessee teachers and administrators are struggling under the state's new system for awarding teacher tenure. The system, adopted as part of the state's bid for federal Race to the Top funds, includes a detailed checklist to determine teachers' mastery of lessons -- this type of "nitpicking" is unfamiliar to many veteran educators, according to this analysis. Some educators are calling on the state to ease the new process, which they say is time-consuming for administrators and demoralizing for teachers.

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