My friend from the south just wrote to me about evaluations in her school. It seems almost every senior teacher is being told their lessons need developing while those straight out of college are always told they are highly effective. The senior teachers are the ones that kept this school running and succeeding for years. (The school is one of the top schools in the state.) Now, they are considered incompetent, incapable of writing a lesson. To me, this is insane. To make matters worse, the math and English lessons are being graded by an assistant principal licensed in a totally different subject, an assistant principal who failed licensing exams in his subject and in supervision numerous times.
If you are one of those administrators who cringe when you read this blog, good. Hopefully, enough people will see you for what you really are and do something. You are hurting teachers and you are hurting children because you are putting the wrong people in the classroom with them.
(The above picture is from a recent trip to Sarasota, Florida. In case you are wondering, I have been doing quite a bit of traveling, sight seeing in the city, visiting museums and hanging out with friends. I will always leave time to write about your incompetence.)