Thursday, January 12, 2012

Collaboration Marks Evaluation Reform in Michigan District : Priority Schools Campaign

Collaboration Marks Evaluation Reform in Michigan District : Priority Schools Campaign:

Collaboration Marks Evaluation Reform in Michigan District

Some critics of America’s public schools say teachers don’t want to be held accountable for the challenges of struggling schools. Not true. In fact, teachers demand to be held accountable and they’re the first to say, “The status quo must go,” in education. But they want it done, fairly, realistically, and with purpose.

In a recent address to participants in the NEA Priority Schools Campaign forum, Changes, Challenges and Collaboration, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said, “We need to be dissatisfied with the way things are. It has to gnaw deep down in your gut so hard that you can’t stand it. That you can’t take it for one more day that it stays the way it is. That you not only accept change, you demand change,” said Van Roekel.

A group of educators in Romulus, Michigan did just that—change a system that didn’t work for them. District and

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