Can a Few Years' Data Reveal Bad Teachers? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.comPosted: January 17, 2012
With years of data, it seems possible to distinguish good teachers from poor ones. Does that indicate that, after collecting two or three years data on each new hire, districts should be using test scores for decisions about firings, tenure and pay?
The debate (a loose use of the word) certainly points to two sides of an argument. I’m not sure that it has enlightened me, or pointed me toward and acceptable solution to the problem.