In Time magazine's most recent annual National Service Issue, which came out this week, John Cloud's article, "How to Recruit Better Teachers," questions whether the teaching profession has become "paid volunteer work," luring many recent elite university graduates or middle-aged professionals diss...
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September 14, 2010
September 03, 2010
Anthony Cody and Kelly Kovocic argue that efforts to evaluate teachers solelyor even mainlyon the basis of standardized test results are ultimately counter-productive.
August 25, 2010
The Wall Street Journal notes the flaws of test-based teacher evaluations, but proposes ways to incorporate student test scores into teacher evaluations fairly and effectively.
August 24, 2010
John Merrow of Learning Matters defends the recent L.A. Times series that analyzes individual teachers' effectivenesswith names namedin connection with student test scores
August 18, 2010
After behind-closed-doors negotiations broke down, Seattle Public Schools and their teachers have gone to the public to fight the use of test scores in teacher evaluations.
August 18, 2010
That Los Angeles Times series that analyzes district test-score data in connection with teacher effectiveness has created an absolute firestorm of controversy. Want to talk about it? Well, we've created a forum where you can do just that. It would be great to hear what teachers themselves have to sa...
August 16, 2010
The Los Angeles Times hired an economist and education researcher to conduct a value-added analysis of recent standardized test scores, in order to get a scientifically-based measure of teacher effectiveness.
August 13, 2010
Four hundred or so new D.C. teachers are starting the school year amid a climate of controversy as tensions between Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the President of the D.C. teachers' union George Parker continue to run high.
August 05, 2010
The Oklahoman cites the performance-based firings of hundreds of educators by D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee as a rare example of holding teachers accountable.
August 03, 2010
A Brooklyn teacher goes to extreme measures to avoid her classroom observation.