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'Support Ann Arbor Teachers' Group Continues To Fight Against New Evaluation System

Jan 27, 2016

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A group called Support Ann Arbor Teachers will give a press conference before the Ann Arbor school board meets tonight at Forsythe Middle School. 

The new teacher evaluation system will be the focus of the discussion.  Teachers say the process, which looks at 76 different objectives, including student standardized test results, could put many jobs on the line.

Teacher Jeff Gaynor says not all of his colleagues understand the new system.  He believes that confusion could create problems for some teachers and allow the district to give them a bad evaluation.

Teachers want the school board to address their concerns during the 7:00 PM meeting.  The group encourages the public to attend their press conference at 6:00 PM also at Forsythe Middle School.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu