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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:36 PM

15. If only there was such a thing as a 'generic teacher's ...

...job' that would make things simpler. But there isn't. The job of a teacher is different, depending on a MULTITUDE of factors...from the age of the children, kindergarten readiness, English Language proficiency, % students in federally subsidized lunch programs to parent involvement and attendance levels. On and on.

THAT's why evaluation by test scores is unfair...Title I teachers do not have the same job as a teacher in an affluent school district. High school jobs differ from elementary teaching. Teachers of core subjects have different testing situations than teachers in the arts, history, etc.

And there is currently an assumption that TEACHERS AREN'T EVALUATED and don't want to be. That is untrue. There are already stringent evaluation systems in place...it's just that they don't all include test scores. And, IMHO, they should not include test scores.

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