Should Student Surveys Be Used To Evaluate Teachers?
Seven states in the U.S. allow student surveys for evaluating teachers. Others are considering using the surveys in public schools in other states. Advocates of student surveys say children spend the most time in classrooms and the surveys can be used to help teachers improve.
But those opposed to the surveys say student evaluations of teachers can easily devolve into a popularity contest and cause teachers excessive worry about job security. Kavitha Cardoza, a special correspondent at Here & Now contributor WAMU, reports.