The New York Times reports about a performance evaluation program that works…

“The Montgomery County Public Schools system here has a highly regarded program for evaluating teachers, providing them extra support if they are performing poorly and getting rid of those who do not improve.

The program, Peer Assistance and Review – known as PAR – uses several hundred senior teachers to mentor both newcomers and struggling veterans. If the mentoring does not work, the PAR panel – made up of eight teachers and eight principals – can vote to fire the teacher.”

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