Should Teacher Evaluations Be Private or Public Information?
Unions who wanted to keep teachers' evaluation scores hidden from the public lost their fight after a judge ruled against them. Still, the story has many begging the question whether or not such scores everywhere should be available to the public?
Attorney Stacey Schneider says educators should have the right to private reviews, because the information being released is based a rating system in which they're ranked by statistics that involve students' performance in the class. "So, you're basically blaming the teacher if they get bad students and they can't bring them up," she said.
"i completely disagree," said fellow attorney Lis Wiehl. "These are public employees working in public schools spending our public tax dollars on their salaries."