Read All About It! The Connecticut Legislature endorsed and supported by both teacher unions just let the bill that would have stopped using test scores to evaluate teachers die. Trust me people, Connecticut will not be the only state to drop such proposed laws to end VAM measures, or high-stakes testing in our schools. In the end we should judge the elected officials we endorse by the laws they actually pass. Thousands of bills are introduced across our nation every year, but only a handful are actually passed. Politicians love to propose bills, and love letting them die even more. It is time our unions start judging elected officials by the bills they actually passed. Which brings me to all those leaders who danced in the streets celebrating the passage of ESSA last summer.