Professional Educators of Tennessee understands that research clearly and consistently demonstrates that the quality of the classroom teacher is the number one school-based factor in student learning. We want to make sure that supply of quality teachers is not only enhanced, but to see Tennessee educators leave a legacy across the nation of highly effective, highly qualified teachers making a lasting impact on the lives of these students.
Many of our members continually point out significant issues and problems they face in the classroom like too little planning time, too much paperwork, unreliable assistance from the school district, and a general lack of support, but the new evaluation model has garnered the most concern across the state. It is important that educators understand some of the background of how we got this new evaluation system, and assist policymakers in understanding some of the challenges educators face in implementation. Teachers are not afraid of challenges, and policymakers should want to make sure the system the state adopts is fair, easy to replicate and helps children and teachers reach their highest potential.
Learn More About Evaluation Models:
The Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM)