1/12/2010

The Houston school board is expected to vote Thursday to allow teachers to be fired if they fail to improve student test scores over several years using a value-added measuring method -- a plan proposed by Superintendent Terry Grier. However, a local teachers union president is questioning whether the proposal is legal, saying a Dallas teacher who was fired over low student achievement was rehired in 2008 after it was determined that factors other than teaching contributed to her students' performance.

Related Summaries