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Grading Schools Isn't the Answer. It's the Problem. - Michael Brick

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Brick explains 'Raw numbers don't begin to capture what happens in the classroom. And when we reward and punish teachers based on such artificial measures, there is too often an unintended consequence for our kids.' I have said for years that the national conversation in this country needs to return to those who offer the evidence and the clarity that comes from knowledge, experience and evidence of success. It is the teachers who need to be heard, at last, because they have the evidence for what works in the classroom. From the article: 'For the past three decades, one administration after another has sought to fix America's troubled schools by making them compete with one another....'So far, such competition has achieved little more than re-segregation, long charter school waiting lists and the same anemic international rankings in science, math and literacy we've had for years.'

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