“No Way to Measure the Effectiveness of an Educator”

“There is no way to measure the effectiveness of an educator.  Further, there are too many factors beyond our control which impact how well some students perform on standardized tests, such as poverty, exposure to violence, homelessness, hunger, and other social issues beyond our control.
– Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, after failing to bring forward a vote to end the CTU strike.  Apparently, she hasn’t paid much attention to what her AFT brothers and sisters in New Haven, CT have done, when the established the Teacher Evaluation and Development system in partnership with New Haven Public Schools as part of a collective bargaining agreement.
The New Haven Federation of Teachers seemed to break new ground and establish a fair system for measuring the effectiveness of an educator.  The system has been regularly promoted by national AFT President Randi Weingarten, education leaders across the country, thought leaders and the media.  Guess the news never quite made it to Chicago, though.

6 thoughts on ““No Way to Measure the Effectiveness of an Educator”

  1. yes Justin, one simple word may change the whole meaning. And since September they didn’t change the article content.. Strange. Anyway, as a teacher of English and Modern Literature I face certain problems every day. Some can be solved, some need group discussion.William – http://www.carid.com/

  2. cjytest

    Good post. Things i would want to make contributions about is always that computer storage needs to be obtained if your laptop or computer still can’t deal with whatever you carry out by using it. You can deploy a pair of RAM planks with 1GB each and every, as an illustration, and not one of 1GB then one having 2GB. You should look for your car maker’s documents for own Computer to make sure what type of memory space it can take.

  3. You are right there is no way to measure the effectiveness of an educator. There are many teachers in the world face many problem every day. There are many group discussion topics i read in which discuss about teachers problem. I am also face many problems in daily work and find solution in group discussion.

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