Haslam, Memphis Teachers Discuss Teacher Evaluations

Gov. Bill Haslam tried to reassure Memphis teachers about a controversial new evaluation system during a meeting Thursday attended by his education chief and the Memphis schools’ superintendent.

Teachers said they worry about flawed input from parents and how teachers whose subjects aren’t tested would be evaluated, and one teacher said the system would lead to “lawyers being involved,” according to the Commercial Appeal.

As he has said before, Haslam told reporters that the system, while imperfect, should be implemented and then improved upon.

“We can wait forever to get the perfect evaluation system,” Haslam said, as recounted in the Memphis Flyer. “Let’s begin the process. All of us need feedback. I need it in my job. I needed it when I was in business. Let’s start that process.”

The Memphis Fox News station was also there and has this report from the visit, which included stops at the Margolin Hebrew Academy and a groundbreaking for Veterans’ Parkway in Millington:

State Leaders Meet with School Officials: MyFoxMEMPHIS.com