Go ask a teacher! One of the great non-responses in education debates. But, OK, does this one count?
Elsewhere, RiShawn Biddle previews the Medicaid/education funding debate.
Jay Greene argues for efficiency in teacher evaluations (and goes after Gates MET). He’s right that the predictive leverage of value-added is more powerful than is generally acknowledged or many people take the time to understand but there are compelling arguments that to move the profession you need to create buy-in and that there is a role for professional judgement in evaluation as well. And there is the thorny issue of valid measures for non-tested subjects and grades, the work environment of the majority of teachers and a place where MET can really make a contribution.