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Inslee now questioning A-F grades for schools but here’s what he said during the campaign

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on April 5, 2013 at 10:04 am | No Comments »
April 5, 2013 11:11 am

First, check out Brian Rosenthal’s story today in the Seattle Times about Gov. Jay Inslee pulling the rug out from under Senate Republicans who are pushing a series of education reforms including assigning letter grades to the state’s public schools.

Then watch what Inslee told Stand for Children about the issue during the campaign. The segment on use of teacher evaluations for personnel decisions like layoffs, assignments and rehires appears at 8:55. The segment on using his concern for dropouts, students he calls the forgotten children, begins at 9:50. Part of his platform would include assigning letter grades for all public schools with dropout rates and graduation rates being a factor in that grade.

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