D.C. teacher performance evaluations – The Washington Post (The reforms are working)

The school system announced Friday that 309 employees, 206 of them teachers, were being dismissed for poor job performance. No pleasure can ever be taken from people losing their jobs. But there is cause for celebration if the rights of children to a quality education trump the self-interest of adults. Friday’s dismissals are a departure from recent practice when typically only a handful of teachers would be fired and then only because of gross misconduct.

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