Mo. Senate panel considers teacher evaluation needs

Missouri public school districts need a consistent system for evaluating teachers and their job performance, state Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, said Wednesday afternoon.

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“The theory behind this is, everyone needs to know going in, ‘Here’s what’s expected of you. Here’s what you need to achieve,’” Lager told the Senate’s Education Committee. “‘If you do not achieve that, there’s an improvement plan, a timeline that will be determined by the district on how quickly you need to improve.’

“And if they don’t improve, there needs to be the opportunity to remove that teacher from the classroom.”

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