Governor Bill Ritter signed the state’s 18.2 billion dollar budget into law today. It goes into effect this July and fills a more than 1 billion dollar shortfall…State lawmakers are divided on whether teachers should be held accountable for the poor performance of students whose parents aren’t involved in their education…and, city employees in Trinidad are seeking a compromise on furlough days aimed at helping fill the city’s budget gap.

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One Response to Round-Up: Ritter Signs Budget, Teacher Evaluations, and Furlough Days in Trinidad

  1. Tyler says:

    Why is teacher pay being determined by a test that doesn’t effect the students. Where is the accountablitly on the students part? or their parents? What about looking at the student previous performance? What if a good teacher gets a class of low performing students, even if the bring up thier scores it wont’ look(or pay as well) as a poor teacher that gets stuck with better achieving students…

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