The Teacher Evaluation Argument

USA Today did a nice job using Marcus Winters’ explanation to help frame the teacher evaluation debate.  Link is:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-09-13/chicago-teachers-strike-testing/57778960/1

Marcus A. Winters is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow assistant professor at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and author of a new report Transforming Tenure: Using Value-Added Modeling to Identify Ineffective Teachers.

 

What is perplexing about all of this is the underlying argument of teacher unions who reject performance based in-part on outcomes when they mention their inability to control the circumstances that kids come from impairing their ability to produce academic outcomes.  Do they believe poor kids and immigrant kids cannot perform at high levels?  Makes you wonder, eh?!

JW

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