If you are interested in the subject of teacher evaluation, here is a treat for you. This file contains the affidavits of the experts in the Lederman v. King case, which will be heard in New York Supreme Court in Albany on August 12 at 10 a.m. (If you have trouble with that link, try this one.)

It also contains statements from Sheri Lederman’s superintendent in Great Neck, New York, her principal, her former students, and parents, all testifying to her effectiveness as a teacher. It also includes an affidavit by an economist at AIR attempting to explain New York’s method of calculating teacher effectiveness, defending Sheri Lederman’s rating as ineffective.

Just reading all these affidavits should be enough to earn course credits at any college or university.

If Sheri Lederman should win, her victory will have statewide impact and even national impact.

If she should lose, it is the triumph of an incoherent and punitive status quo.