Teacher Evaluation Debate Deadline

It’s crunchtime for the state legislature, which has yet to figure out what to do with a slew of issues including AB 5, the proposal that would essentially remove pupil progress from teacher evaluations (see KPCC: California lawmakers voting on hundreds of bills to meet a Friday midnight deadline). As you may recall, AB 5′s author offered some changes to the measure last week but LAUSD’s Deasy and reform organizations remain opposed (see previous post: Furious Debate Over Pupil Progress). On Sunday, the Modesto Bee editorialized against the bill (Why rush this gutted bill into law?). The Bee also noted that the bill has “gotten some favorable comments from the Brown administration.”

In the meantime, SI&A reports that Governor Brown has vetoed AB 1765, which would have created a “master teacher” program, and that SB 885, which would promote agencies collecting and sharing student date has been revived (see: Brown rejects master teacher bill, measure to link student data advances).

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