Ratings came out and 50% of the school was rated highly effective. Interesting that no older teacher was rated highly effective. These are the teachers that kept the school going in Quality Reviews for years. These are the teachers that kept the school as an "A" school for years. Interesting that the school did not do so well in its rating this year.Could it be too much emphasis on Danielson and not enough emphasis on what the older teachers know is the way to reach students?
On another note, two long time teachers retired. The AP stood up at the end term meeting and praised one, thanked him for his service and wished him well. The other one, she ignored. Secretly she was happy both left. Two less veterans to worry about. In another meeting a different AP addressed his department. He gleefully told them of the "troublemaker" who would not be back. He was really talking about the 35 year old veteran teacher who gave her life to her students who was retiring.
The incompetent and inexperienced administrators of today are ruining teachers careers and reputations but more importantly they are ruining schools and no one cares. More importantly, they are leaving today's youths in the hands of teachers not properly prepared to help them grow to capacity.