By Anna Duncan
Last week, thousands of National Education Association (NEA) teacher representatives gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss union policies and activities at their annual meeting. Among the many New Business Items (NBIs) up for discussion was a proposal for the NEA to survey state and local teacher evaluation systems and to publish a report for use in advocating against the use of student's achievement scores in these systems. It is unclear whether the NBI will result in concrete action by the NEA. Either way, the proposal's contribution to the ongoing debate around the use of student outcomes in ..