Governor had no choice on teacher evaluations

Gov. Neil Abercrombie had no alternative but to insist that standard test results be made part of teacher evaluations. It’s the wrong thing to do, but the federal education bureaucrats who control the purse strings have demanded it.

Had he not complied with their demands, we would have lost funding for Race to the Top and waivers for No Child Left Behind mandates would have been rescinded. A number of states are already facing those consequences.

Tom Hansen