Hartford Hoopla

NCTQ and ConnCan team up to study Hartford teacher contract.  News story here, report here.  (Disclosure: I’m on an NCTQ advisory board.)  From the Courant:

There’s a “real disconnect” between student performance and the reviews that teachers get, Keller said.  While Hartford students continue to struggle to catch up to their peers throughout the state, most Hartford teachers are rated as competent and accomplished in performance reviews. The report calls the ratings “inflated,” because only about 1 percent of teachers were rated unsatisfactory in 2007-08.

Many of the recommendations hit a nerve with union representatives, with Johnson calling some of the findings “ridiculous” and “outrageous.”

 —Guestblogger Mike Goldstein

One Reply to “Hartford Hoopla”

  1. 20 sick days and 5 personal days is absurd. That’s like missing an entire unit of study. Of course the kids in those classes won’t learn.


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