Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé
Watch the video and read the Op-Ed in The Washington Post.
Here’s the lead paragraph of The Washington Post piece by Valerie Strauss:
“Imagine that you are a doctor and your evaluation is based on patients you didn’t have. Or a car dealer, and you are assessed by how many cars your colleagues — not you — sell. It sounds preposterous, right? Well, that’s just what is happening to public school teachers.”
How students with top test scores hurt a teacher’s evaluation
My father was a fan of thoroughbred horse racing. He went as often as possible, and he stayed up late every night handicapping to discover the horses he thought might win. He won more races than he lost, but what would happen in that sport if the VAM being used to rank and then fire teachers or close public schools were used on those…
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