OLYMPIA — Over the last week, Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, Sen. Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes, Rep. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup and Gov. Gregoire have been working hard to reach a compromise on teacher evaluation legislation. Today, the legislators released statements regarding their progress.
“We are close to a compromise on a teacher evaluation proposal that still needs to be vetted by our Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate and House,” McAuliffe said. “The input of my caucus colleagues is very important to me and I wouldn’t move forward without their thoughts. It’s imperative we reach a decision to ensure our children can have the highest quality education in the classroom.”
“We are working hard to reach a bipartisan agreement on this proposal, which I hope can be turned into legislation to be voted on tomorrow,” Litzow said. “I believe this is a critical vote to take for the quality of our children’s education.”
“There have been many substantive, bipartisan conversations with all advocacy groups,” Lytton said. “I believe we are close to an agreement that would take our state’s teacher evaluation system to the next level, and my colleagues and I will continue working until we find a solution that will help all our students.”