Massachusetts Senate Passes Compromise Bill to Evaluate Teacher Performance
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday giving teacher performance evaluations greater weight in public school hiring decisions. The bill is intended to avert a state ballot question on the issue in this fall's election.
The legislation is a compromise between teachers unions and advocacy groups. The organization Stand For Children, who also sponsored the ballot question, supports the measure. Director Jason Williams, says the existing evaluation system in the state doesn't go far enough.