Democratic Representative Jared Polis of Colorado and Democratic Representative Susan Davis of California have proposed a bill that would basically require states to tie teacher evaluations to test scores. Check out Stephen Sawchuk’s “Teacher Beat” article at Education Week for more details about this legislation. It is amazing to me that the political party that has in the past always been friendly to educator concerns has decided to take up the failed accountability policies of the Bush administration.
There was a time when educators looked to the Democratic Party as Champions of Education. Now, that party seems to have taken up the failed policies of the Bush Administration.