Value added espousers are similar to people who, because they watch a sport on TV, e.g. football, they think they know how to coach and how to evaluate someone who is coaching.
Billions of education dollars spent on tests are billions taken away from the classrooms where learning actually occurs. And more tests will NOT improve the trouble we have with over-reliance on testing.
Our students will do far better if we ask them to do more thinking rather than less, even if they turn out to be a bit less uniform at the end.
A year from now, if we do not confront these attacks, our classes will overflow, our retirement funds will be decimated, and our due process rights removed.
So now non-credentialed interns still undergoing training, whose lack of experience doesn't have to be revealed to parents, are considered "highly qualified."
A catalog of this year's 131 posts -- debates, satire, guests and interviews galore!
You probably have NOT heard about a remarkable success story in California. QEIA schools, on average, experienced nearly 50 percent higher growth.
Cuts of this magnitude are absolutely unprecedented in our lifetimes. This will mean wholesale layoffs, classrooms overflowing, and slashed teacher pay and benefits.
The survey was not an equal component of a multi-faceted evaluation as I had hoped. This wasn't about student input; it was still about test scores.
As our corporations have amassed wealth and influence, they have sought domination even in the public sphere of our school system.