Various state-wide teacher unions are planning protests at select cities in New Mexico today (Wed. Nov. 20th) including here in Santa Fe. Among other issues, most of them are not too happy about the state’s new teacher-evaluation plan, which relies heavily on three years of test scores and includes multiple observations of classroom teaching. I will say that several teachers who I spoke with who are not happy with the evaluations say they don’t mind the observation part, though it is taking principals a long time to pull these off, apparently.
See the Associated Press piece on this action: