Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to post teacher evaluations on public websites has generated strong opposition among lawmakers and teachers – and for good reasons. But a SurveyUSA poll of Kansans, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, found strong support. Of those polled Jan. 27, 68 percent said it was a good idea to evaluate teachers as “highly effective,” “effective,” “progressing” or “ineffective,” and to post those ratings on school district websites, and 60 percent said they thought such a system would improve teacher performance. Just 39 percent said they thought it would discourage teachers from working in Kansas.
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