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Nashville Public Radio

Oct 18, 12:00 AM

Tennessee Teachers Stressing to Make the Grade

To impress the White House, states are being harder on teachers than ever before. Legislatures from Colorado to Illinois made it more difficult to get tenure as a way to position for competitive grants from the federal Race to the Top program. So did Tennessee – which ultimately won half a billion dollars. The state overhauled its teacher evaluation system and now educators are finding out how hard it’s gotten to make the grade.

Tags: general teacher issues

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