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State House committee sends teacher evaluation bills to the House floor


LANSING (WKZ0) -- It’s been slow going for legislation that will require a statewide framework for school teacher and administrator evaluations, but a package of bills is now headed to the State House Floor.

State Representative Margaret O’Brien of Portage says she knew that the only way they were ever going to get bipartisan support for this was if everyone got their chance to weigh in on it.

She says the fact that it was all about kids was the glue that held the process together.

Still there are opponents, many of them republicans, and some of them educators, who say it takes away local control.

The package of bills was moved out of the House Education Committee on Tuesday. 

It needs approval in the House, and if successful then goes over to the State Senate.