Daily Archives: August 25, 2014

“Effective” Teachers Fleeing Houston Because of Flawed VAM

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Audrey Amrein-Beardsley reports that highly rated teachers are leaving the Houston public schools because of the erratic EVAAS measure. Seven teachers are suing the district based on its erratic measure. In this post,…

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Florida: Teacher Evaluation System Is So Flawed That No One Can Explain It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This editorial from the Tampa Bay Times was published in March, but I just discovered it and wanted to share it. Unlike the editorial writers in many other cities, the Tampa Bay Times…

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Because You Matter

It was ages ago. I was in the throws of a hellish middle school experience. A brushed-out perm, pink 80s glasses, and extra fluff around the middle don’t get a kid far at 13. It should also be said that … Continue reading

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