Letters to the Editor

June 25, 2014

What works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to teacher evaluations

There is plenty of evidence that the teacher evaluation system in our state has gone wrong. Earlier this month, a Superior Court in Los Angeles ruled that five of the laws governing teacher evaluation are unconstitutional, primarily because the system places the protection and due process rights of teachers above the rights of students, specifically low-income students and English language learners, to be taught by an effective teacher.

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