How state laws and collective bargaining shape the way teachers are evaluated, paid, and dismissed in California
In California, state law plus provisions of collective bargaining agreements function together to define the employment relationship between most teachers and their districts.
This policy guide highlights some of the important laws that currently exist in California related to teacher evaluation issues. For example, while California law requires that districts set academic standards and evaluate teachers based upon them; the implementation, enforcement, and monitoring of these laws are generally left up to the districts and teacher unions.
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