Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Newsflash: This is a Giant Waste of Time and Money

Uncle Jay (via a particularly rich Five Best Blogs):

School districts, particularly in the Washington area, are now spending much time and money building complicated systems to identify the worst and best teachers, and some gradations in between. They are finding this hard to do. I am beginning to wonder if it’s worth so much effort.

Likewise, the problem with all these pie charts with different percentages of this or that in some formula to calculate teacher quality is that that kind of overly complex technocratic bullshit never works, not the particulars of whats in the chart.

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