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Fairness of new teacher evaluation system in question

Teachers working with lower-income students could be more likely than their peers to be denied pay raises or to lose their jobs under the new teacher evaluation system the state is implementing, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution examination found.

That finding could fuel criticism of a system intended to provide an even playing field for rating teachers all across Georgia. It is supposed to accomplish that by relying in large part on a mathematical formula that scores teachers based on how their students perform on standardized tests from year to year.

Read more: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional/fairness-of-new-teacher-evaluation-system-in-quest/nh2n8/#118edf81.257099.735549 

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