Sunday, November 11, 2007

Allow peer review among teachers

The Right Way to Oust the Wrong Teachers
'Peer Review' Addresses The Trouble With Tenure

The District's public schools chancellor, Michelle A. Rhee, recently made news [front page, Oct. 13] for suggesting that she wants the authority to fire ineffective teachers. Of course, students deserve good teachers, but any plan to rid the system of bad teachers must be fair or it will be blocked by the teachers union or further demoralize public school teachers in the District.

Rather than allowing D.C. administrators to fire poor educators, top teachers should be responsible for such reviews, author Richard D. Kahlenberg writes. The Washington Post

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