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February 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Teacher evaluations: Each student is different

I read the editorial regarding teacher evaluations [“State Senate fails on teacher evaluations,” Opinion, Feb. 23].

I have to say I disagree with the position expressed. I agree we need to hold teachers accountable for their work and it is sad to lose $40 million, but you simply cannot expect the same outcomes for each student.

Every person is different and has different abilities and learning skills. If teachers were working with widgets that could be judged on quality for a consistent product, this would be different. We are dealing with people.

What we really need is to open up education to allow for choice in education so the needs of the different students can be better met.

Kory Gunnell, Lake Stevens

Comments | Topics: Kory Gunnell, state Senate, Teacher evaluations

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