One small measure of defense for teachers in the case of the student tests is that the whole system of tying teacher compensation to student performance -- while understandable on its face -- is completely flawed.
In many school districts, basing a teacher's pay on student performance is like paying the auto worker who installs the last part on a finished car based on the quality of the entire car that rolls off the line. If the car is a piece of junk by the time it reaches his position on the assembly line, it's unrealistic to expect that he'll be able to produce a good finished product.
posted on 01/09/2013 5:39:49 AM PST
by Alberta's Child
("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
To: Alberta's Child
Basing teacher pay on student performance is not the norm throughout America. You'll see it make the headlines here and there, but many districts are quite overwhelmed making AYP; that's where the funding goes.
Wife and I watched the Michelle Rhee PBS show last night; apparent there was cheating with test taking.
posted on 01/09/2013 5:58:02 AM PST
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