umad: B.L.Z. Bub: But seriously, I'm not exactly married to the idea of testing to evaluate teachers' performance. I'm open to alternative ideas, it's just that I have yet to hear any GOOD alternatives proposed.Because there is no good alternative. The only way to know if a student learned anything is to ask them to demonstrate what they have learned.
get real: SubBass49: I'm just gonna leave this here...Badass Teachers AssociationBadass Teachers Association (facebook)Yeah, teachers are getting sick of being pariahs and catching blame for the failings of our sackless politicians to address the ACTUAL issues (poverty, glorification of idiocy, parents that never hold their crotchfruit accountable for a damn thing, etc) that contribute to student failure. Notice I said STUDENT failure, not teacher failure.Like you all like to say to the waiters and waitress.....get a different job! Someone deciding to be a teacher in this day and age and acting like they did not know what to expect is amusing.
JoieD'Zen: uberaverage: JoieD'Zen: cretinbob: You know teachers don't get paid during the summer, right cockgobblermitter?I love this!My Dad was a teacher for 27 years and got paid 27 summers. Also has been paid for 26 years since he retired.I was referencing the use of cockgobblermitter.Glad your dad got paid summers.
Intrepid00: I still can't figure out the beef with common core. Someone tell me.
umad: Teacher like typing detected. Perhaps you can point out where anyone has suggested that every student has to ace the test for it to count in the teacher's favor.
Geotpf: JohnnyApocalypse: JoieD'Zen: Good. The Gates are also pushing GMO foods and questionable vaccines in other countries.7/10I'd give you more points, but I don't think you were trying to troll. It seemed an obvious sarcasto-response to me...Yeah, that's one of those comments where I have no idea if he's trolling or not.
Rent Party: Teachers are the only organization I have ever seen that actively works against having their performance measured as part of an incentive program.
meat0918: Mr. Eugenides: Aetre: Teacher, here.Honestly, the Common Core initiative would be FINE if it would just eliminate its testing component. Just sayin'.Without measurement there is no accountability. How do you propose to objectively measure performance without testing?Graduation rates
BravadoGT: Wangiss: drayno76: Common core: why my daughter will not darken the door of public education.Challenge: Finding an education program that isn't common core or Christian psycho babble.I love that you're taking an active role. That's what the world needs. If you want to talk shop about homeschooling, EIP.Send them to a Jewish school. Good education, and they have no interest whatsoever in proselytizing to your kid.
Mr. Eugenides: Aetre: Teacher, here.Honestly, the Common Core initiative would be FINE if it would just eliminate its testing component. Just sayin'.Without measurement there is no accountability. How do you propose to objectively measure performance without testing?
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