Thursday, June 06, 2013

More On Evaluations

As a retired teacher, I have nothing to gain or lose from this new system, but our students have plenty to lose. This system does nothing to help teachers hone their craft, but does plenty to get rid of fine ones.
If the state cares about quality, it needs to go back to the days when administrators were master teachers. Their observations and evaluations meant something, and they taught my generation to become master teachers. Today they have barely been in the classroom and cannot help a teacher when they don’t know the subject matter themselves.
This evaluation system is only a way to stick it to teachers. It has nothing to do with helping students or creating better teachers.Linda Silverman
Today's NY Post

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