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Lawmakers want to modify teacher evaluations
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Retooling a teacher evaluation system that was pushed through the General Assembly last year to land a $501 million federal grant is one of the top priorities this legislative session, according to Warren County’s state representatives.“I hope we make changes in the teacher evaluation system because I think the legislature made a hasty mistake,” said state Rep. Charles Curtiss. “It’s too much of a burden on the principals and it’s not fair to the teachers.”The new teacher evaluation system was rammed through the General Assembly in hopes of landing federal Race to the Top dollars. The plan worked as Tennessee was one of two states awarded federal funds.But the new plan requires non-tenured teachers to be evaluated six times this year.