Massachusetts Regains Sanity Regarding Teacher Licensure

A while ago, we discussed the stupidity of a Massachusetts proposal to tie teacher licenses to teacher evaluations. Not employment at a particular school, but the ability to teach anywhere.

Good news: the state pulled the proposal.

Again, it’s worth bringing up this troll-be-gone: yes, there are bad teachers, but the massive test score performance differences based on socioeconomic group can’t primarily be laid at the feet of teachers. If you think a wildly-unreliable and punitive evaluation method will encourage people to become teachers, you are out of your mind.

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1 Response to Massachusetts Regains Sanity Regarding Teacher Licensure

  1. anthrosciguy says:

    “If you think a wildly-unreliable and punitive evaluation method will encourage people to become teachers, you are out of your mind.”

    Sure, but maybe if we cut their pay and pensions too, and at the same time mock them for having such a “cushy” job, our best and brightest will be lining up to be teachers.

    At least that seems to be the plan.

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