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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.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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