Education Wrap-Up: School Safety, Teacher Evaluations and Sexual Assault on Campus.

A conversation with reporters, lawmakers and advocates on education.

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State Representative Andy Fleischmann
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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas is education reporter for the CT Mirror.
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Bethany Hamilton, Prevention and Training Coordinator for Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services.
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Laura Lockwood, Director of the Women & Gender Resource Action Center at Trinity College.
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Education Wrap-Up: School Safety, Teacher Evaluations and Sexual Assault on Campus.
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Education Wrap-Up: School Safety, Teacher Evaluations and Sexual Assault on Campus.

School safety and the evaluation of teachers are on the minds of state lawmakers.

After the Newtown shootings, people across the country - and especially in Connecticut - are asking how we can keep students from harm.

The legislature’s bipartisan task force on gun violence prevention, school security and mental health is taking up the topic and we’ll talk with State Representative Andy Fleischmann who is chair of the education committee.

We’ll also look at the rollout of teacher evaluations. It was a contentious part of Governor Malloy’s education reform package and some lawmakers are asking that it be put on hold for a year.

Finally, we’ll talk with advocates who are fighting sexual assault on college campuses. Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services recently released their report card, grading Connecticut colleges and universities on this issue.


  

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Email from Camelle

My question is about making sure that evaluations graded fairly and account for the extent to which teachers are equipped to do their jobs. I live in New Haven and school climate surveys show that in several schools 40-60% of teachers report that they don't have sufficient materials to teach their classes and that the materials they have are in poor condition.
How do we accurately and fairly evaluate teachers when we haven't equipped them to do their jobs?