Thursday, August 11, 2011

This Makes No Sense

Elisabeth Harrison:

State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist had this to say in a written response yesterday:

“Though I have not yet reviewed the contract in detail, I am pleased to hear that, under this contract, the Providence schools will base teacher hiring, placement, and retention on teacher qualifications and student need, which is clearly in the best interest of our students.”

I'm pretty sure Commissioner Gist is not actually in favor of basing hiring, placement and retention on "teacher qualifications," and nobody, including Commissioner Gist, has put forth a plan for doing so based on "student need."

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