Tagged with evaluation

When ‘Grading’ Is Degrading

Today’s commentary is from Michael Brick, a former New York Times reporter. Michael is the author of “Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform.” In his speech on the night of his re-election, President Obama promised to … Continue reading

Wanted: Ways to Assess the Majority of Teachers

The debate about “value added” measures of teaching may be the most divisive topic in teacher-quality policy today. It has generated sharp-tongued exchanges in public forums, in news stories, and on editorial pages. And it has produced enough policy briefs to fell whole forests. But for most of the nation’s teachers, who do not teach … Continue reading