Pavlov: ‘Student achievement is the top priority’

Lansing, Mich.—State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, chair of the Senate Education Committee, today issued the following statement about the report released by the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness:

“Student achievement is the top priority, and an evaluation system that supports educators and encourages professional growth will be a game changer for Michigan schools.  I want to thank the Council for their dedication to this important task.  Future generations of students will greatly benefit from their expertise and hard work.”

The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) was created in 2011, following historic reforms to the state’s teacher tenure laws. The Council’s charge was making recommendations for a fair, constructive statewide evaluation model to ensure school districts place the best teacher in every classroom and support those teachers with strong, effective leadership from principals and other administrators.

The MCEE was comprised of leading experts in the education field. It had five voting members, and was chaired by Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.

The Michigan Legislature will now take these recommendations under consideration.