By Barry Massey
The Associated Press
SANTA FE — Three-fourths of New Mexico’s teachers were rated as effective or better under a new evaluation system partly based on student achievement, according to the state Department of Education.
But educational union officials on Friday dismissed the ratings.
“We have no trust that the new system either accurately portrays teacher impact on student achievement or is legally imposed on school districts,” said Charles Bowyer, executive director of the National Education Association New Mexico.
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