Thursday, January 17, 2013
Pressure Mounts to Delay Teacher Evaluations
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomaswww.ctmirror.org
As the deadline approaches for districts to begin evaluating every teacher and principal using new state standards, municipal leaders are asking state lawmakers to delay implementation.
But Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said they have no intention of slowing down a statewide rollout for the upcoming school year.
Told that municipal leaders were expressing concerns about the timeline and costs for implementation of the evaluation system at their annual Council of Small Town’s conference this week, Malloy was not willing to budge.
“Really? Really? They are going to argue about whether we should evaluate the effectiveness of people? Really?... That’s an argument I’m more than happy to have,” Malloy told reporters after the event.
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