Teachers, parents and administrators say they’d welcome a reform of New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system.
But they say the current rule has been rushed and doesn’t account for challenges outside the classroom.
The state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers led a protest Wednesday before education officials met in a public hearing. The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is among supporters of the new rule.
Efforts to replace the current evaluation system with one based on student test score gains failed in the Legislature.
Education Secretary Hanna Skandera then moved to overhaul the system through administrative rule.