Rhee's education reforms could become nationwide trend

12/21/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

If Washington, D.C., schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee succeeds in tying teacher pay to student test scores and abolishing teacher tenure, some believe, it could start a nationwide trend. Rhee is still in negotiations with the teachers union over an acceptable teacher-pay model. "You have to be able to evaluate teachers based on their effectiveness in obtaining gains in student achievement and then make the determination about whether they should continue to be employed by the district based on whether or not they are producing results for kids," Rhee said.

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