Teachers union president Steve Conn said some teachers weren’t paid at all.
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.
18 Detroit Schools Forced To Close As Teachers Rally In Lansing Against Snyder’s ‘Reprehensible’ New Education Plan
“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.”
A state labor board says a 10-year contract between a Detroit-area school district and employees was a “reckless” attempt to get around Michigan’s right-to-work law.
The layoffs might be needed to help close a deficit of about $170 million.
Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.
Michigan’s largest teachers’ union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled.
The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.
Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.