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What’s Wrong with the Texas Educator Evaluation System?

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education rejected the Lone Star State’s new educator evaluation system. Texas must create an evaluation system that meets federal guidelines if the state wants to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver. Texas education officials have until March 31Â to submit a new set of guidelines. Those proposed revisions […]

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Education rejected the Lone Star State’s new educator evaluation system. Texas must create an evaluation system that meets federal guidelines if the state wants to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver. Texas education officials have until March 31Â to submit a new set of guidelines.

Those proposed revisions come as Congress works to rewrite the much-criticized 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

We discuss what concerns the federal government has with the state’s educator evaluation system and what’s potentially at stake if Texas loses the waiver. We also talk about research out of Rice University examining the model used for No Child Left Behind.