Editorial: Albany gets failing grade on teacher evals

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Jul 5, 12:00 AM

Editorial: Albany gets failing grade on teacher evals

Evaluating teachers based on test scores was a lame idea from the start. Factors that often figure into those test scores - poverty, English-language learners, learning disabilities - were never taken into account. A teacher with a class full of these challenges might well be an excellent teacher; in fact, often the best teachers are assigned the toughest students.

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