Teachers Offer the Wealthy an Escape from Poverty – A. Cody

Cody, Anthony. “Teachers Offer the Wealthy an Escape from Poverty.” Education Week. January 26, 2012. Retrieved on January 26, 2012.  http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2012/01/teachers_offer_the_wealthy_an.html

In a blog post about President Obama’s State of the Union speech the author points out that the President praises teachers for their hard work and commitment but also references a recent study on classroom lifetime earnings, which, when you break down the numbers, is not so impressive.  What caught my eye was the hypocrisy of asking teachers to be creative but that we also must evaluate and pay teachers based on student test scores.

The second problem is a glaring contradiction, a logical flaw so huge it has been overlooked by almost every journalist apparently too polite to challenge the administration on it. If you do not wish teachers to teach to the test, if you want them to be passionate and creative, then how can you insist that their performance be measured by the use of test scores?

Advertisements

About dublinea
President - Dublin Educators' Association

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: