SacBee: Assemblyman’s teacher rating bill shelved

By Jim Sanders

Hotly contested legislation to create a new statewide teacher evaluation system was shelved Thursday night, one day before the Legislature adjourns for the year.

Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes made the decision after learning that there would not be time for a public hearing on last-minute amendments.

“I could not in good conscience allow the proposed amendments to be voted on without a full public hearing,” the Sylmar Democrat said in a prepared statement. “I believe this issue is too important to be decided at the last minute and in the dark of night.”

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