Washington State schools just received some grades, and guess what they found? I'm sure you can guess, we're not doing very well. Overall we received a C-. The most troubling part of the study was the analysis on awarding tenure. Via the Washington Policy Center:
Washington does not require any process to ensure that tenure decisions are meaningful. Washington has a two-year probationary period for new teachers, but there is no indication that at the conclusion of this period any additional process evaluating cumulative evidence of teacher effectiveness is required for tenure. The awarding of tenure appears to be virtually automatic. See page 13.
But don't you dare try to change this process - even though change is like oxygen now, it is vital to our very existence according to the Obamabots nowadays. No, yet again, they have proven their hypocrisy. We are not allowed to even think about changing the systems that might actually bring out positive outcomes in our society if those changes wrestle power from the government and puts it back into the hands of the people.
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