Is someone slipping acid in the eggnog?
Ed Week writes up the new NCTQ study (pdf) about No Child Left Behind’s teacher quality provisions. In the article, NCTAF, the prototypical establishment group on teacher certification, says too much emphasis is being put on “inputs”!
NCTAF wants more attention paid to value-added. Major technical and measurement issues aside, good luck getting sign-off from the teachers’ unions on any value-added plan that has any consequences attached to it.