Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ward Opposes Teacher Dismissal Proposal

It appears the State Legislature is about to pass a bill which would allow schools to cut teachers based on merit and not seniority.

Former teacher, State Representative John Ward of Brainerd tells KLKS News, educators are not afraid to be evaluated, but says this is not the way to do it.  He says area Superintendents have told him they want to dismiss teachers on a variety of factors.

Ward says last year there was bipartisan approval to develop a plan to judge teachers on merit and student achievement.  He says that process should be put in place before any further changes are made.

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