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TEA President Gera Summerford & Past President Earl Wiman on Value-Added

09/13/2010
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Stephen Sawchuck, Teacher Beat blogger for Education Week, asked Gera Summerford & Earl Wiman about the use of value-added scores in Tennessee.

According to Wiman, over the past decade, the union has actually used information from that state’s value-added system to save teachers’ jobs during tenure and dismissal hearings. In other words, the information showed that those teachers did make a difference for kids, and effectively served as a type of check on principals.

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