The Fordham Education Speakers Series continued on March 3rd in Columbus with a lively discussion of teacher evaluations. The event featured StudentsFirst and the Ohio Federation of Teachers - two organizations who are leading voices on the topic.

Teacher evaluations - impacting schools across the state - have been a polarizing issue. This conversation explored a range of issues including:

  • Importance of teacher evaluations
  • Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES)
  • Use of standardized test results
  • Student Learning Objectives
  • Shared attribution in evaluations
  • And your questions too


  • Melissa Cropper, President, Ohio Federation of Teachers
  • Matt Verber, State Policy Director, StudentsFirst Ohio


  • Chad Aldis, Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Didn't make it to the event, check out the full video: