Governor backs $4 million teacher evaluation pilot program

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder said he supports a year-long pilot program to study teacher evaluation processes in 12 school districts statewide, but wants to cap the cost at $4 million, according to MLive.

The Michigan Commission on Educator Effectiveness has developed a plan that it says would cost $6 million, MLive reported.

“It’s important to devise a system that’s fair to teachers, incorporates more than just test scores and provides them with effective professional feedback and development,” Sara Wurfel, the governor’s spokesperson, told MLive.

SOURCE: MLive, “Gov. Snyder backs plan for teacher evaluation pilot, but at $4 million instead of $6 million,” May 29, 2012

FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “A Teacher Quality Primer,” June 30, 2008