and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been working on finding a better way to evaluate and develop teachers, using research to determine the best ways to train teachers and ensure that students get the
best educational experience possible
Although the AFT and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation don’t always agree on everything, they share the firm belief that students have a right to effective instruction and that teachers want to do their very best.
President Randi Weingarten
expressed her support
for the conclusion reached by a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation study that calls for more effective evaluation of teachers. The
Measures of Effective Teaching
(MET) study shows teachers are the most crucial component of student success, and that current measures of teacher effectiveness fail to accurately recognize good teachers and show a pathway toward improving teacher and teaching quality.