evaluations, he said, “as a former principal, it is a real learning experience
principal (after just two years of Teach for America experience my bet that happened at a KIPP school) for two years
at a KIPP charter school in New Orleans. Why did he pad his resume, well saying he
was a principal gives him the appearance of legitimacy because if anybody knew
his actual education experience they probably wouldn’t give his opinion the time of day.
to figure out how to make evaluations qualitative data, the observation, match
up with the quantitative data, the test score results. I guess he can’t fathom how
teachers can get good evaluations at schools that do poorly on standardized tests.
come from broken homes or ones wracked with poverty, they are often hungry and
have safety issues. Some come from families that don’t value education or who
have to concentrate all their energies just to keep the lights on or food on
match up with test scores, Trey Czar and the rest of us should get down on our
knees and thank them because their students would undoubtedly be a lot worse
off with out them.
And in case the link doesn’t work, here it is: Trey Csar has been the President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund since May 2009. Before coming to the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Trey worked as a youth organizer in San Francisco, working to involve students throughout California in advocating for better educational opportunities for their fellow students. He taught in an inner-city elementary school in Houston with Teach For America and served as an assistant principal at KIPP New Orleans West (NOW), a school set up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to work with low-income students who evacuated to Houston from the New Orleans area. Trey has a master’s degree in education policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and bachelor’s degrees from theUniversity of Florida in Journalism and Business Administration.