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We agree that DDMs are a waste of time and resources: implementing them is needlessly complicated, they are invalid when used to assess educator impact, and, thanks to the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act in December, DDM’s are no longer required by the federal government.
Yet the district is still bound by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to report a list of DDMs to DESE at the end of this school year, and will be required to implement the full DDM system at the end of next school year.
I’m writing to ask for your help in urging the Senate to eliminate DDMs. Please join me in sending a letter to your State Senator using the link below:
Tell them that now is the time to ditch DDM’s once and for all!
(letter credit Mike Ziles, President Newton Teachers Association)
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‘Raise Up’ seeks to increasing funding for schools and roads. If approved by the voters in 2018, this proposal would lead to new investments in public education, public higher education and transportation infrastructure by increasing the tax rate on annual income over $1 million. No one with an income under $1 million would pay more under this initiative.
You can read more about the initiative here.