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Ohio lawmakers compromise on teacher evaluation changes
Teacher evaluations have become very expensive and time consuming.
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON


 
Ohio lawmakers have decided to evaluate top-rated teachers every three years.
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Lawmakers have come up with a deal on some changes to Ohio’s new teacher evaluations. And as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, that agreement has removed an obstacle for lawmakers working on another bill.

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Senators reported hearing that new teacher evaluations were costing too much time and money, and so they made a few changes. But House Republicans, including Speaker Bill Batchelder, were not happy.

“Most of the school districts have done one appraisal at this point. When you start out by changing the rules, it’s probably not helpful.”

The House changed the Senate’s changes. So senators put their original evaluation-change bill into the governor’s education budget update, which threatened that bill’s passage. Lawmakers have now compromised on evaluating top-rated teachers every three years instead of every two, and they have agreed that student growth will be 42.5 percent of an evaluation, essentially splitting the difference in the percentages they wanted.

The changes were added to a bill related to STEM schools, and that clears the way for the education budget update to come out of committee.

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The problem schools have is too much government intervention so what do the Republicans do...add more. As a conservative this liberal style is why I left the party. The problem is the state tells us we have to keep kids with no interest in school other than to cause as much disruption as possible in our classes/schools. They make it so kids that want to teach from teachers that want to teach are both cheated. Then these RINOs want to evaluate the teachers because they don't improve enough. What did you expect. We need conservatives back in power. On top of that we don't have the funding so I'm trying to teach Algebra to 30-35 9th graders.


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