Tuesday, June 7, 2011

PSEA likes Testing: Did anybody ask theTeachers?

"Pennsylvania's largest teachers union has issued its strongest endorsement to date for using student test scores in evaluating teachers, and proposed a streamlined dismissal process for educators and principals."


How do you even begin to address this opening statement? Since its release I have been bombarded with emails from teachers (in PSEA) that are vehemently opposed to using high stakes test scores in their evaluations. According to these teachers this issue was never even presented to them as something to consider. So how does the union "endorse" something without the teachers' approval? How does the union "endorse" this after the release of the research last week from the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine?

Teachers in PA, you need to call your union reps today.

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