Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Regents Add Test Results to Teacher Evaluations

To quote one of my colleagues, "This is what happens when people who never work in schools make policy on education." Read the New York Times article here.

3 comments:

Yo Mista said...

As an after-thought, I feel like this move is going to force more teachers to seek out "better schools" to teach at, where factors like attendance and motivation are non-issues.

That's exactly what this school system needs, teachers updating their resumes at schools with the highest needs because they're now being held accountable for the habits of their students' respective populations.

Anonymous said...

So my dude, are you really serious about a book deal? I think this is the perfect time for you to do so, considering this political climate and since the teaching profession is under the gun/microscope!

Yo Mista said...

@ Anonymous:
Haha! Dude, I don't think I'm anywhere close to a book deal.

I believe one of the prerequisites for a blog to go "book" is that I actually need a pretty high following on the blog.

I'm pretty sure most of my blog views are my students trying to see what crazy shit I'll say next.

This blog is nowhere near the hits http://www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com receives.