Ga. teacher evaluation plan tabled

ATLANTA -- A proposal that would establish an evaluation system to judge how well teachers do their jobs has been tabled by a key legislator.

State Rep. Brooks Coleman, who chairs the House Education Committee, sent the bill back to committee on Tuesday amid cheers from several lawmakers who were opposed to the measure. The measure could still be revived later this week.

Gov. Sonny Perdue wants to create the system to help Georgia win up to $400 million in federal funds in the second round of the ''Race to the Top'' federal grant competition. The state fell just shy of winning money in the first round, losing out to Tennessee and Delaware.