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Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

To Mark DeSantis: I think placing Pittsburgh Public Schools teacher evaluations online just like those for “a primary care doctor” or yourself as a professor is an interesting idea. But your column “Grading teachers: Union resistance to more useful evaluations perpetuates mediocrity or worse” does not address one component of this equation.

What about the fact that public school teachers have no ability to move or change their positions, to compete and transfer to another job inanother school district? You can teach at CMU today and apply at Duquesne University tomorrow. A primary care M.D. can be with UPMC today and another provider tomorrow.

Unlike every other profession, a public school teacher has zero ability to compete, apply to and move to another district without losing tenure, salary, steps, pension rates, etc.

Jim Lucot

Cranberry

The writer teaches Advanced Placement classes in government and honors classes in U.S. history at Seneca Valley Senior High School.

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