teachers unions http://ripr.org en Teachers to Sound Off on Education Policy http://ripr.org/post/teachers-sound-education-policy <p>Rhode Island’s two teachers’ unions are holding a forum for teachers to discuss their dissatisfaction with new policies in the state’s public schools.</p><p>Teachers have complained about the pace of changes under State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist, and they are particularly concerned about new annual teacher evaluations, which include test scores as one measure of teacher effectiveness. The teachers have asked the state to slow down implementation of the evaluations, saying they are time consuming and need adjustment.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:23:51 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 15511 at http://ripr.org