If teacher pay and evaluations rest entirely on test scores, the corruption of our school system will be complete.
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January 16, 2011
January 12, 2011
The challenge for those of us who see that these emperors and empresses of reform are naked is to stay clear on our own vision of what school should be
January 07, 2011
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.
January 05, 2011
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.
January 03, 2011
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.
December 23, 2010
A catalog of this year's 131 posts -- debates, satire, guests and interviews galore!
December 13, 2010
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.
December 12, 2010
As our corporations have amassed wealth and influence, they have sought domination even in the public sphere of our school system.
December 09, 2010
In a shocking display of ignorance, pay for performance has become reformers' blitzkrieg. Both common sense and research are being ignored.
December 05, 2010
We have allowed technocrats to drive our schools with data. It is high time for teachers and parents and students to challenge the reform nonsense