(PBS Newshour) A Brief Overview of Teacher Evaluation Controversies

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Why is it so hard to determine what makes a good teacher? The answer is both complicated and polarizing. In recent education reform history, judging teacher evaluations has become as much an issue as how to evaluate student achievement.

The NewsHour's American Graduate team recently traveled to Bridgeport, Conn., to document how one charter school's system of constant instructor feedback is incentivizing good performance and encouraging teachers to stay in the classroom.

Nationally, charters have experienced higher rates of teacher turnover than traditional public schools.

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