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YvonneCa

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15. If only there was such a thing as a 'generic teacher's ...
Tue Sep 11, 2012, 01:36 PM
Sep 2012

...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.

None of the above. They should let Chicago politicians & the teacher's union work this out. jillan Sep 2012 #1
it's an issue with national repercussions, and even if teachers stick to local resources... yurbud Sep 2012 #5
It's A Union Issue... KharmaTrain Sep 2012 #17
Absolutely. randome Sep 2012 #25
He'll have to decide what will do him the most good politically rocktivity Sep 2012 #2
I disagree standingtall Sep 2012 #22
I posted a shorter version as a White House petition: yurbud Sep 2012 #3
Well tama Sep 2012 #4
the real challenge won't come until they can no longer pretend the corpse of the GOP is twisting yurbud Sep 2012 #6
Remember Oaxaca tama Sep 2012 #9
I hope you're right. yurbud Sep 2012 #26
I think Obama should not be commenting on this. However, I feel Arne Duncan mfcorey1 Sep 2012 #7
How about tama Sep 2012 #11
I agree, but don't know how one "fairly evaluates" public school teachers. cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #14
If only there was such a thing as a 'generic teacher's ... YvonneCa Sep 2012 #15
And there was Rahm during the DNC looking awe stricken at the speakers... cr8tvlde Sep 2012 #8
People should always come before profit. porphyrian Sep 2012 #10
can you imagine if we applied the same kind of "accountability" to Wall Street as we do public yurbud Sep 2012 #12
Ha! I'd love that - profits tied to their "report card..." n/t porphyrian Sep 2012 #13
a) which people? lumberjack_jeff Sep 2012 #16
All people, all profit. porphyrian Sep 2012 #19
I work in the largest Illinois elementary district outside chicago Gabi Hayes Sep 2012 #18
We are still the majority, and in an information age, power can't be consolidated yurbud Sep 2012 #20
This administration and the president have *already* taken their stand, by continuing & intensifying HiPointDem Sep 2012 #21
it's worth drawing attention to the fact that it's different than what Democratic voters want yurbud Sep 2012 #23
agreed. HiPointDem Sep 2012 #24
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