Help us stop unfair teacher evaluation!
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Help us stop unfair teacher evaluation!

    1. The SCEA                       The SC Education Association
    2. Petition by

      The SCEA The SC Education Association

      Columbia, SC

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais has hatched a new punitive teacher evaluation scheme. Extensive research has shown that grading teachers A through F based on student test scores is not an effective way to improve student achievement. Mick Zais hatched his plan in secret and is now trying to roll it out across the state without getting input from teachers who are the experts in improving student achievement.

Mick Zais’ scheme is bad for students, and it is bad for teachers. It is bad for South Carolina. But together, we can put a stop to it!

Sign our petition to tell Mick Zais and the Department of Education to slow down and work with The SCEA to develop a teacher evaluation that will improve student achievement, and be fair to our teachers.

Working together, we can make this better.

Attend “Getting to the Core” on September 29th. We will address this evaluation and engage those present in a discussion about a fair alternative. You can register for the conference at:

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Willette Ash CHARLESTON, SC
      • 10 months ago

      I am a teacher!

    • Sharra Bruton LORIS, SC
      • 10 months ago

      I am a veteran teacher of 26 years.

    • Margie Cribb WHITEVILLE, NC
      • 10 months ago

      It's a shame that teachers are held accountable for children who live in homes where some parents are irresponsible for the upbringing of their children and then the teachers have to create miracles in order to keep their jobs. You have so many children who can be successful if parents/carefgivers only cared to be reponsible for their children. We are only instruments of wisdom to love and nuture children which is my love and devotion, but teachers cannot control what goes on at home, so why should our jobs be on the line, if the child gets no response from their parents/caregivers?

    • Andrea Thorpe COLUMBIA, SC
      • about 1 year ago

      Mick Zais is trying to destroy public education in South Carolina. I am an educator.

    • Kathleen Johnson MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
      • about 1 year ago

      Several teachers, including myself have lost their job because of the unfair evaluation tactics used by school system. I am classified as a Long Term Sub and have to perform duties in the classroom daily as a teacher. My evaluation was not done fairly. We need to get rid of these evaluations and people who are implementing them.


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