I bet there is a guy in Sacramento whining “ that could have been me”
Is that sort of like trying to implement criminal reforms without any input from criminals?
That aren’t fair!
This is Da’ Man in action. May God bless, strengthen and protect him.
To quote Idiocracy: “You have a bucket with 3 gallons of water and a bucket with 5 gallons of water...how many buckets do you have?”
The problem goes all the way back to the Education departments at the colleges. Dump the “Education” degree and require degrees in English to teach English. Degree in Mathematics to teach Math.....etc.
He will: * Prohibit salary scales based on seniority * Grant raises based on classroom performance * Give tenure based on classroom performance.”
Bill Clinton tried this in Arkansas in the ‘80s to garner support for the ‘education Governor’ - pencil and paper tests will not measure ‘good’ or ‘bad’ teaching; Clinton was effective in wasting 2-3 million dollars of taxpayers’ money on silly tests which accomplished nothing...
I’m pleased, as a teacher/professor of over 40 years, that his ‘plan’ includes ‘classroom performance’ which, to me, means that a competent overseer will visit the classroom and will witness the teacher in action. I once worked in a middle school (many years back) where the principal and three assistants visited my social studies classroom three times each, total of 12 visits. I felt they knew what I was doing and my style and rapport with students. If Christie’s measures include scores on tests, the universities where teachers graduated already have this; you cannot measure teacher effectiveness unless you have guidelines and specific, measureable behaviors that can be observed. Then, the most effective step in all this measurement: follow-up with the overseer, who is hopefully a competent teacher who knows the qualities and behaviors of effective teaching.
Will the test be offered in ebonics?
>A spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association attacked the governors plan saying that once again he was trying to implement education reform without any input from educators.
LOL! Those so-called “ejucators” are the problem. What is the obsession with libtards and “reform”?
“They should also publish the teachers SAT scores.”
Who wants to bet a good number don’t have any.
Bush, Kerry and Gore;
What did Obama do on his?
Most will fail and a lot will cheat. They are gonna scream bloody murder.
Christie has become buddies with the mayor of Newark on trying to make improvements in inner cities. I am not sure where that will go but the guy is smart.
Our country and states need to spend money on things that will return future returns (highways, nuke energy, etc.) rather than on the waste currently making up most of the budgets.
They should also publish the teachers SAT scores. Christie ‘12
Paul Allen: 1600
Bill Gates: 1590
Bill O’Reilly: 1585
Political commentator and host of The O’Reilly Factor
James Woods: 1579
Actor (Scary Movie 2, Any Given Sunday)
Ben Stein: 1573
Actor and game show host (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Win Ben Stein’s Money)
Al Gore: 1355
45th Vice President of the United States
Stephen King: 1300s
Author (The Shining, The Green Mile)
Meredith Vieira: 1300s
Television Host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Today Show)
George W. Bush: 1206
43rd President of the United States
Amy Tan: 1100s
Author (The Joy Luck Club)
Bill Clinton: 1032
42nd President of the United States
Al Franken: 1020
Actor, author, and political commentator (Saturday Night Live)
Janeane Garofalo: 950
Actress (Dogma, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion)
Howard Stern: 870
This guy could easily be the man we want for president in 2012.
Totally great idea. The quality of teachers being cranked out is a national embarrassment.
The paychecks need to end for the teachers who are only in it for indoctrination purposes, healthcare and a pension.
If people don’t stand up and expect excellence, they won’t get excellence.
In New Jersey you have to pass a Praxis exam to get your teaching degree. It is a proficiency test in your major, like Social Studies or Language arts, etc. THAT is what they need to publish.
Have them take the test students take to graduate, or any standardized high-school-level test. Watch them fail.
Booyah! I’m proud to say I voted for this man. (And given the losers that abound even on Republican tickets, it’s not often I get to say that.)
This guy is the biggest breath of fresh air that the country has seen in a long time in politics.