Dramatic changes in teacher evaluation—too many imposed from above rather than collaboratively developed locally—have drawn legitimate criticism. And as professional educators have advocated for better systems, often they’ve been caught in transition phases that cause everything from angst to tears to valuable time diverted from teaching and learning. Now, as assessments of teacher evaluation overhauls are being assembled, some people are asking: Was it all worth it?
Read the Hechinger Report story: How many bad teachers are there? Not many, according to new – and expensive – evaluations.
Was it all worth it? One word: NO.
It was proving not improving and our children are not mules for a teacher reduction program masquerading as “reform”.
Do not endorse Malloy. There will be chaos.
Endorse policies that benefit children, teaching and learning. We can make up our own minds.
Right on Linda, On word is No and Malloy has got to go. Check out Pelto as he seems to be the only friend education has at the moment. http://jonathanpelto.com/2014/06/12/pelto-run-governor/
Pelto/Murphy 2014 and check out the latest: Shame of CT on the Ravitch blog: