Monthly Archives: November 2011

How I’d Fix TFA

Two posts ago, I wrote my most widely read post of all time (nearly 12,000 hits) about how upset I am with the current ‘direction’ TFA is headed in. In case you are wondering, I do not ever get contacted … Continue reading

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Peer Reviewed Research About Effectiveness (or lack thereof) Of TFA Teachers

This is a copy of a great post from Education Week. The original can be found here In the past few weeks, Philip Kovacs has taken a public stance in Huntsville, Alabama, raising questions about the school district’s decision to … Continue reading

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Does Value-Added Correlate With Principal Evaluations?

Perhaps the most controversial issue in Ed Reform is whether or not it is fair to tie teacher evaluation to their ‘performance’ as defined by reformers as how their students do on standardized exams.  Since even reformers acknowledge that teachers … Continue reading

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