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WBAL TV 11: Teachers push back against proposed evaluations in classrooms


A change could be in the works for how Baltimore City evaluates its more than 7,000 school teachers. It’s a proposal that’s getting some push back from the Baltimore Teachers Union.

This is becoming a hot issue of sorts, just a few weeks into a brand new school year. It’s one the union said could very well affect a teacher’s future.

“The focus of the policy is actually mandating that the principal do the unannounced formal versus the announced formal,” Diamont’e Brown, president of the BTU said.

Brown said she’s not opposed to change, but only if it benefits children.

“We should not rush into things. We need to have all stakeholders included so that way we are not just creating policy, but we are creating a policy that will work, that will lead to increased student outcomes,” Brown said.

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