A few days ago, I published a post on the blog of the New York Review of Books about the battle over teacher evaluation by test scores.

Unlike this blog, whose readers are mostly educators, the NYRB blog goes to hundreds of thousands of highly literate non-educators. So my challenge was to briefly explain Race to the Top and the bitter struggles over how teachers should be evaluated and by whom.

Please take the time to read this post, read the comments and–if you are so moved–add your own comment to help explicate the issues.