We DEMAND Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) give students a voice in teacher evaluations and create a change and improvement to the evaluations of teachers.

According to the 2018 CMS “Breaking the Link” report, CMS was able to retain 83.5% of its teachers who exceeded expected growth. However, high-poverty schools only retain 75.3% of their most effective teachers. On average, teachers with less experience are more likely to teach in moderate-to-high poverty schools than low-poverty schools.

Did you know?

  • Studies consistently suggest that student surveys are a reliable measure of teacher effectiveness.
  • A study by the MET project concluded that student survey results could predict student achievement gains.
  • Student surveys may also show outcome-related results for subjects that do not use standardized tests.
  • Standards 2-4 of the current NC teacher evaluation process focus on what is happening inside of the classroom; something that only students can attest to, firsthand.

We are asking for:

  1. Include anonymous student surveys and consider student feedback when rating teacher effectiveness and school environment.
  2. Teachers who are deemed effective, would be eligible for increased opportunities and incentives, including pay raises.
  3. Mandatory trauma-informed and culturally-responsive training for teachers.
  4. Teacher-student conflict resolution program developed and implemented at every school.

Your Voice Matters:
Sign the Petition For Effective Educators in North Carolina

Sign our petition to demand a change in teacher evaluations, to reward teachers who go above and beyond, and to give our students a voice!

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