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  •  I love this. (6+ / 0-)

    Great comparison.

    •  How is this different... (0+ / 0-)

      ...from how the Entrenched Educational Establishment prefers to be graded?

      Neither Rhee nor the NEA/UFT like to be graded on actual student achievement. And by "achievement", I mean objective, standardized, numerical test scores.

      The Diarist writes:

      "...these ratings don’t correlate at all with ways to measure outcomes for students—including graduation rates and 8th-grade math and reading test scores."
      But imagine the outcry if they did incorporate test scores? There would be howling and wailing that "tests don't measure learning".

      Well, it looks like Ms. Rhee has gotten wise to the game. Don't tout hard data and objective performance. Tout soft fuzzy stuff that can be fudged, massaged, re-defined, or morphed.

      But wouldn't it be great if somebody measured whether or not the kids could read?  Wouldn't that be fantastic? But the Entrenched Educational Establishment is not interested in student performance. Now, it appears, neither is Ms. Rhee.

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