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Good news Democrats and Republicans can work together on Capitol Hill to get something done.
That's a good it's here's -- bad that's unfortunately what they agree on is scraping teacher evaluations from the bill that overhauls No Child Left Behind.
Former DC schools chancellor Michelle -- is the founder of students first and she joins us live national -- Good morning well a whole bunch of teachers organizations and principles organizations.
I got together they wrote some letters to the senate and said.
Hey look we got we got a lot on line here you gotta take teacher evaluations out.
Are -- go forward if we don't have teacher evaluations.
I think that it's hugely problematic if we are not moving in the direction of making sure that we are improving teacher -- valuations.
As long as we have systems across the country where.
We have kids who are failing lots and lots of American kids who are failing but all of the adults are being rated as doing an excellent job.
We're gonna have it at and based very significant problem and while I really commend to our federal legislators for wanting to have bipartisan agreement.
On this bill I think that in the name of cooperating we've lost all some once of accountability plus there.
-- new standards.
It in this overall -- standards going forward it's pretty much Willy -- every locality.
Gets to decide on their own right.
That's right they've also sort of put some language in saying that everybody just needs to see continuous improvement.
But that is hugely problematic because at the end of the day we want American kids and American schools to be the best in the world.
And the only way to do that is to have -- standards that -- are reaching that every child regardless of where they live.
Is expected to reach those standards the kids in Memphis today are not competing against the kids in Detroit.
They're gonna have to compete against the kids in China and India so we have to have.
A set of national standards that every child in every state is expected to meet -- -- -- just allowing everyone to.
Sort of do their own thing and that this wild wild west.
Theory of change is not going to get us to the point where we -- -- be which is number one in the country and that and that in the world.
Absolutely and right now we're behind Estonia and Iceland in places like that if it's crazy because we spend the most.
About Michelle that's right over the last 48 hours.
But rather of the last 24 hours at the -- jobs bill.
The little bite -- part that would have gone ahead and bailed out teachers and some first responders as well it has been defeated we were talking in the break.
And you made a really good point about this particular piece of legislation going down.
Yeah I mean look at everybody wants more or dollars.
Been put towards education but I think that.
What the American taxpayers know is that.
Just simply putting more dollars into a broken system.
Is not going to -- it's not gonna solve the problem.
So you know if we had said we want more teacher jobs however we're -- tie it to something like getting rid of last in first out policies.
Then I think people would have felt a little bit more confidence.
That we were heading in the direction of trying to -- to have to fix the broken system but just throwing more money at the existing system.
Everyone knows that's not gonna do anything.
All right Michelle readers today from the beautiful city of Nashville Tennessee thank -- -- much every weekend.
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Should there be some accountability shouldn't there be valuations we love teachers but still.
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