Testing teacher through “VAM:

It’s like  a doctor offering me a pill that he knows doesn’t work because he hasn’t found one as cheap and easy to take that works. But at least we can say “no” to our doctors. But can we say “no” to putting teachers lives on the line for a “pill” that doesn’t work?  Alas, increasingly the answer is “we can’t”, and the poison pill spreads.  Hurrah for Chicago’s teachers for saying no–but even they probably can’t stop it. Is a compromise better than nothing?   Probably yes. Scary stuff. Read below for more info to add to the info on why this VAM-pill is nonsense.  And thank you, Chicago teachers.

From: Leonie Haimson <leonie>

Subject: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Analyzing Released NYC Value-Added Data Part 6

Date: September 15, 2012 10:04:06 AM EDT

Stunning new analysis by Gary R. Check out the graph

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From: “Teach For Us” <feeds>
Date: September 15, 2012 2:11:36 AM EDT
To: leonie <leonie>
Subject: Analyzing Released NYC Value-Added Data Part 6
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Gary Rubinstein’s Blog

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