Evaluating teacher performance focus of education forum in Worcester

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WORCESTER —  State Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester has found a lot to like about Worcester’s schools, but he said more aggressive action on teacher performance is needed statewide.

“We pay for years on the job, and we pay for accumulation of advanced credits,” Mr. Chester said. “We now have a really strong sense … that those two pieces have limited nexus to productivity.

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