One researcher said there are “enormous gaps” in what’s actually known about how well online learning works.
The bill would initially base 25% of an evaluation on student growth and testing data, rising to 40% in 2018-19 and beyond.
Teacher evaluations would be based in part on students’ standardized test scores, including how they progress over the year.
Michigan has failed to keep pace with the rest of the country and in some cases, we’re performing worse than 10 years ago.
The audit found several flaws with financial controls, educational standards and program effectiveness at the state-run facility.
The tuition increase will cost students an extra $10 per credit hour.
Detroit Federation of Teachers President Steve Conn calls Snyder’s proposed new system “an abomination.”
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“This is the kind of thing that leads to teacher strikes and a rebellion in a city that will not allow more destruction of its public schools.”
The plan could change drastically if Michigan voters next week approve a sales tax increase to trigger more money for deteriorating roads.
WWJ’s Vickie Thomas will host “Every Kid Matters: The Case for Early Childhood Investment” at 7 p.m. focusing on the important issues that affect early childhood, and the steps needed to ensure that Michigan’s children have an equal opportunity to realize their full potential in school, work and life.