Lawyering Up Over Evaluations

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Houston Chronicle

Nov 25, 1:00 AM

Battle looms over new HISD teacher reviews

Houston school officials attracted national attention this year when they approved a tougher system for evaluating teachers. Now they must defend it against a challenge from the labor union. The Houston Federation of Teachers has launched what is expected to be a protracted battle to void the new evaluation. It starts with a hearing Wednesday before an attorney, who will hear evidence from the union and the district administration. Union president Gayle Fallon said she anticipates losing but vows to appeal to the Texas education commissioner. The case could set a state precedent for districts that tinker with how they rate teachers.

Tags: general teacher issues

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