Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:39 AM
HiPointDem (20,729 posts)
Michelle Rhee's Organization hired to rate Michelle Rhee's DC reforms -- alice-in-wonderland stuff
Michelle Rhee founded The New Teacher Project.* Subsequently, Rhee was chancellor of the DC school system for four tumultuous years. One of the people who worked for Rhee at The New Teacher Project was Kaya Henderson, who is now chancellor of the DC schools.
So if you want to get a truly rigorous, definitely independent study of Rhee’s reforms, what group should be hired to do the review? Obvious: The New Teacher Project!
Here is the not surmising conclusion of the study: Rhee’s reforms are working! Great teachers are retained, bad teachers are fired...
now, about that report:
Gary Rubinstein closely examined the report written by The New Teacher Report about teacher retention in DC and found it to be deeply flawed. Aside from the obvious conflict of interest... the report itself says nothing useful about the reforms it claims to appraise.
First, the report shows that teachers in low-poverty schools get higher ratings than those in high-poverty schools. Either the school system has been assigning its worst teachers to high-poverty schools, or the evaluation system favors those who teach in low-poverty schools.
Rubinstein concludes that Rhee’s IMPACT system favors those who teach in low-poverty schools....The great irony of the TNTP report, he points out, “is that TNTP and TFA train many of the teachers who work at these high poverty schools so this statistic that there are so few high performing teachers at these schools (just 11%) is in stark contrast with their PR about how good the new teachers are.
Rubinstein says that this paper “would not survive any sort of peer review process. The main conclusion they try to make is obvious and meaningless. Much more important is the repeated suggestion that the system by which the evaluations are made is skewed to benefit the teachers who teach at the schools with the fewest needs.”
Education 'reform' as presently practiced is a big fat plate of bullshit and fraud.
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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:05 AM
lalalu (1,663 posts)
2. Christie tried to bring her to New Jersey.
Big mistake. I had heard a few things about her but his proposal unleashed a load of information. It drowned out her BS resume and Christie dropped her real quick. The same will happen again.