Firing failing teachers

From Education Week:

Houston Trustees OK Plan to Fire Failing Teachers

Houston

Some teachers booed as Houston Independent School District trustees discussed and approved a plan to allow the firing of educators whose students consistently fail to improve on standardized tests.

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More than 400 teachers, or about 3 percent of the HISD teaching staff, could be at risk under the system using a statistical method to judge their effectiveness. The process currently is used to determine which teachers are eligible for bonuses.

Can’t imagine this will sit well with the teachers. I hate the pressure this puts on everyone, but how to determine and then get rid of a teacher who isn’t (or cannot) teach, has always been a dilemma.

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