Does anyone know what the reformers’ end game is?
What do they think will happen to students and schools and the quality of education if they achieve their goals?
How will education get better if teachers live in fear of termination without cause?
How will education get better if standardized tests are the sole measure of success?
Will the “best and brightest” flock to teach if they will be rated by the test scores of their students?
Will the “best and brightest” stay in education more than a year or two if teachers are treated with disrespect?
Will education improve if teaching is no longer a profession but an at-will job?
Can anyone name any nation in the world that rates teachers by the test scores of their students? I can’t.
The reformers puzzle me.
They seem to know so little about children or motivation or schools or education, yet they are so certain they are right.
Does anyone know what their end game is?