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Two quotes on ‘value-added’ measures of teacher quality

Education / Education Tech : Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are two quotes from Diane Ravitch’s blog regarding ‘value-added’ measures of teacher quality. The second one would make me laugh if it weren’t also so sadly true… The crux of the matter isn’t whether to use multiple measures bu...

Thompson: Oklahoma City Teachers Propose "Slimmed Down" Contract

Education / Education Industry News : This Week In Education

The Oklahoma City AFT local has presented its reform blueprint in which the union calls for a new teacher evaluation system that may include student growth measures, teacher attendance and other factors, along with an expansion of t...

New proposal to evaluate teachers includes student test scores

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now

A coalition of Los Angeles teachers, parents and community members Thursday unveiled a proposal to use student test scores as one measure to evaluate teachers -- a controversial element that many teacher unions have fought.

AM News: Romney Attacks Obama for Proposing Money to Hire Teachers

Education / Education Industry News : This Week In Education

Mitt Romney Criticizes Obama For Proposing Money To Hire Teachers HuffPostEdu: Romney's belief that state and local governments should decide whether or not to hire teachers has remained consistent. During both the debate and his in...

What the ‘thoughtless’ N.Y. government just did to teachers

Industries / Education : Class Struggle

  The New York legislature this week approved a budget along with some education reforms proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that have been strongly opposed by teachers in part because they make the state’s awful teacher evaluation system...


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