Everyone wants effective teachers in the classroom. But what is an “effective” teacher and how do we measure teacher effectiveness?
That long-standing question has now been answered by Georgia legislators with HB244, which mandates that next year, teachers in the state will be evaluated by the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, better known as TKES.
Yes, another educrat acronym. And like so many bills that come out of the Georgia Legislature, this one’s impact is suspect.
The most immediate impact of HB244 will be to provide job security for assistant principals. A lot of parents wonder why schools now need so many assistant principals. Years ago, one principal and his secretary could run an entire school.