President Cook column highlights MEA's part in evaluation bills
The Sunday, July 13 edition of the Lansing State Journal covered the issue of teacher evaluations in its "A Greater Lansing Outlook" section. Included is a column by MEA President Steve Cook, "Teachers support bills for fair evaluations," highlighting MEA's involvement in writing HB 5223 and HB 5224. With the help of MEA lobbyists, the legislation goes beyond using only student test scores for teacher evaluations and provides a fairer process. The bills, which address both teacher and administrator evaluations, have passed the House and are waiting for action in the Senate.
Comments by John Austin, Michigan State Board of Education President, and Larry Meyer, a member of StudentsFirst Michigan are also included.