Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

Audrey Amrein-Beardsley Reviews the Court Decision Slamming VAM in Houston

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Audrey Amrein-Beardsley of Arizona State University is one of the nation’s most prominent scholars of teacher evaluation. She is especially critical of VAM (value-added measurement); she has studied TVAAS, EVAAS, and other similar…

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New York City: Principal Under Investigation, Suspected of Being a Communist

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Shades of McCarthyism. The principal of a small high school in Brooklyn is under investigation after someone tipped off the Department of Education’s Office of Special Investigations that she might be a Communist.…

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Why For-Profit Education So Often Fails

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is an interesting article by Jonathan A. Knee of the Columbia Business School about the perils of making a profit in the education sector. I note that he has a book coming…

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Teacher: Most Members of Congress Could Not Pass the Math Test My Fifth Graders Took

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ralph Ratto teaches fifth grade in New York. The state math tests are ending today. His students spent nine (9) hours being tested about math this week. This is child abuse. Why should…

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AFT Kills VAM in Houston! Major Victory for Common Sense!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, teachers in Houston won a major court victory against the discredited teacher evaluation method called VAM, or “value-added measurement.” The court battle was led by the AFT and the Houston Federation of…

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