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CURMUDGUCATION: Charterista Faux Teacher Programs Make ESSA Demands of Feds

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 One of the Top Ten Dumbest Reform Ideas: alternative certification/charter school groups wrote a joint letter to Congress proposing that all teacher preparation programs be judged by the test scores of their students, which they call 'outcome data.' . The same VAM-soaked high stakes test scores that has been debunked by everyone from principals to statisticians to teachers and was called arbitrary and capricious by a NY judge, the same sort of system thrown out by Houston-- let's use that not just to judge teachers, but to judge the colleges from which those teachers graduated.Why would we do something so glaringly dumb? ' Because' says Greene 'everyone in the universe is dumb as a rock-- except reformsters... Nobody has any idea which teaching programs are any good,  although virtually every program for teaching  has a well-developed and well-known reputation among professionals!


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