July 24, 2010 7 Comments
Looks like our school Chancellor, Michelle Rhee supported by Mayor Fenty are gone in a firing rampage. They are about to fire 241 teachers who did not meet standards set forth by a new district-wide evaluation system.
The new system, known as IMPACT, for the first time ties D.C. teachers’ job performance to their students’ performance on standardized tests.
According to a statement on the D.C. Public Schools website, IMPACT “seeks to create a culture in which all school-based personnel have a clear understanding of what defines excellence in their work, are provided with constructive and data-based feedback about their performance, and receive support to increase their effectiveness.” Read more of this post