Should ineffective teachers lose their jobs? Colorado says yes.
In its quest to compete in Race to the Top, the state passed a law that requires school principals to evaluate teachers, tying at least half of their rating to student achievement. The law also says that tenured teachers who perform badly for two years in a row can lose their job security. Several lawmakers wept in public sessions in their attempt to stop the law, reports The New York Times.
Are you reaching for tissues or applauding this change?