While some principals say they support more rigorous teacher evaluations, some also are criticizing the time-consuming evaluation process. As some states begin to implement evaluation plans adopted under Race to the Top, many principals are pushing back, questioning the practicality of the systems and whether they will be successful in the long run. "There is no evidence that any of this works," said Carol Burris, co-author of an open letter of concern supported by 1,200 other principals in New York.

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