the following e-mail:
aware that we are not suing for teacher evaluations. We are suing for the
value-added data that is only half of the teach evaluation. It’s hard
like getting things right means nothing to him. This was my response.
know bad data is bad data, and I hope you mention that a lot of teachers VAM
score is school based and not a reflection of what they are doing. If you want
I can send you many links about how standardized tests aren’t
supposed to be used to evaluate and the problems
with the VAM itself.
will allow the public to make that judgment. And of course, we will continue to
cover this controversy, all sides.
I will address all sides tomorrow but for now think
about the lack of background and context he is proposing. If I talked about a
baseball player that failed 667 times out of a thousand people might think he
should be looking for a new job while at the same time general managers might
want to pay him millions of dollars. That’s teaching folks in a nutshell but
please forgive me if I am not sold, especially after his track record that Frank
Denton is going to clue you into that fact.