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To Avoid Teacher Evaluations, Union Kills Deal for Federal Funds

Stuck in a standoff with teachers unions, the San Francisco and Oakland school districts have abandoned efforts to bring in up to $15 million each to develop high-quality math classes for upper-elementary and middle school students.

The two districts spent months preparing a joint application for the next round of federal Race to the Top funding - which required districts to incorporate student test scores, among other criteria, in teacher evaluations.

And because of that critical clause, union leaders refused to sign, as required by the federal application.

(H/T: Sevo)

Source: San Francisco Chronicle. Read full article. (link)

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