Firing the wrong teachers?
August 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Michelle Rhee, chancellor of the Washington D.C. public schools, made a splash last week when she fired 241 teachers in her efforts to overhaul a system where just eight percent of eighth-graders perform at grade level in math, but nearly all teachers are rated as excellent.
But what if Rhee fired the wrong teachers? That’s a scenario that seems very possible in districts using performance-rating systems, according to a new report by Mathematica researchers that the U.S. Department of Education released yesterday. READ MORE…