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So, no one will be held up to ridicule for thinking that publishing the scores was somehow a great idea. When a teacher makes a mistake it is horrendous and worthy of public humiliation. But when a policy expert makes a boneheaded judgement error it is called the “price of innovation.”
This kind of double standard is simply unsustainable. It cannot lead to any kind of healthy outcome.
I’m glad to see that “Eduwonk” has learned something from me.
Good point, Bill
Nice obsevration, Linda.
The bag of tricks that the Professional Education Reform Movement must be nearly empty.
What will we read or hear 5 years from now when VAM and publishing “evaluations” didn’t lead to all students scoring advanced on the state tests?
I’ll wager a gimlet at the Irish Channel in Crofton, MD that it won’t “Sorry, we were wrong.”
Ten years ago, one gentleman told his tale of woe from his TFA experience. How I joined Teach For America and Got Sued for $20 million.
Move ahead to today, and get the 2012 version. How I Joined TFA to Get a job with JP Morgan, the company that blew $2 billion (more than Johnny Depp.)
Cuomo: “Nothing that we have left, frankly is that urgent that it can’t take more time,” said Cuomo. “And frankly, wouldn’t be better with more time.”
So, what about the kids come this fall( and really, this next school year)?
They will be saddled with a wretched teacher because Cuomo didn’t give it his all?
And atleast this drowned out the story that NYC DOE screwed up the Spanish and Italian foreign language tests.
Regarding the screw ups on tests, NYCDOE said”
City officials said the exams were not high-stakes and not required for minimum graduation requirements.
Needless to say, the officials were wrong about them being high stakes.
But, ignorance of facts is the hallmark of PERM.
Cuomo: Transparency for others (esp. teachers) Secrecy for Me.
Of course, this is not surprising.