Rep. Stapleton’s Effort to Fix Governor’s Teacher Evaluation System Passes House
Santa Fe, N.M. - A bill introduced by Majority Leader and educator Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque) to make teacher and principal evaluations more fair passed the New Mexico House by a 34 to 33 vote. HB 125 puts emphasis on student learning, classroom observation, and school progress while ensuring teachers receive valuable feedback to improve learning in their classrooms.
“The teacher evaluation system that currently exists has not been productive for teachers and has not been effective for students,” said Rep. Stapleton. “This bill would provide for fairness and accountability and improve student success.”
HB 125 creates a council that would develop an evaluation that would be highly objective and uniform across the state. HB 125 now moves to the New Mexico Senate for consideration.