Skip to comments.Lake Wobegon Alert: Less Than 1 Percent of Michigan Teachers Rated 'Ineffective'
Posted on 12/05/2012 1:03:56 PM PST by MichCapCon
Out of over 95,000 Michigan teachers, more than 97 percent were rated highly effective or effective by their administrators.
Only 0.8 percent were rated "ineffective." More than two-thirds of the 3,796 schools rated every teacher in one of the top two categories.
For the past few years, the Michigan Department of Education surveyed and reported school evaluations as a condition of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also known as the federal stimulus program. Teachers can be rated highly effective, effective, minimally effective or ineffective.
Jan Ellis, a spokesperson with the Michigan Departmet of Education, said that since the ratings system is so new, schools are evaluating educators differently.
"In the past, schools have had evlaution systems, but they've differed greatly," Ellis said. "This is an effort to ensure they are using common elements so that teachers can really be prepared.
"Starting next year, it will be done based on an education pilot that is ongoing in recommendations from [the state]."
Of schools with more than 10 teachers, 42 rated every single educator highly effective. The 860 schools with more than 10 teachers rated every educator "effective" no one was rated "highly effective" and not one was rated "ineffective."
In the past, some Michigan public school districts have been rated as "failing" by the state, yet had every teacher rated "highly effective" by the district.
Ellis said she think most educators are effective, but for those who aren't, the evaluation system will give them the opportunity to improve.
"Educators will receive more regular feedback and professional development," she said. "This provides a new opportunity for districts to give every teacher important information on how they can improve their teaching skills, which they want to do."
jpg a few pages. I forgot, which state is Detriot in? Kalifornia?
Its 6th from the top on the left. MEA strategy guide.
Tell, the truth cripplecreek, you were able to create this as spoof in a few minutes. Then create a web site, in another couple of minutes.
Electing Your Employer Its as easy as 1 2 3
First, paragraph: "Electing Your Employer, is a political activity that closely touches all of your members. Policies made by local school boards have a direct effect on your members salaries, benefits and working conditions, as well as the learning environment and learning tools for your students."
Second Paragraph: "Getting involved in school board elections is an opportunity for your members to see their PAC dollars at work and to help shape public education in your school district. Thus, it is the most important local election for our members to actively support pro-public education candidates. By recommending, campaigning and voting for candidates in school board elections, your members are truly ImPACting the Future and the future of public education."
Well, I am not going to give you that much credit for orignal material. You must have pulled this out of some 50s communist manual:
Planning and Implementing a Successful School Board Election Strategy Building the Foundation
Union representatives should attend all school board meetings.
Be aware of who attends board meetings and their issues.
Get to know interested and cooperative citizens who are union friendly.
Form and maintain coalitions with internal unions.
Build relationships with other unionsbecome active in a local labor council.
Be aware of each board members term limit.
Listen for rumors of who may runboth incumbents and others.
Be on the lookout for possible candidates from the union perspective.
Develop year-long PR program.
What did you teach?
No teaching for me thanks.
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