“Value-added evaluations both directly and indirectly monetize student performance, and because money is a basic commodity, the process then turns student scores into a commodity…By making student scores the basis for evaluation, the students and their scores create a market for the teachers and administrators whose livelihoods depend upon the results,” stated in an article by Jonathan Keiler in Education week.  Keiler makes great points about the outrageous Pay for Performance movement and explains how the system creates cheating and disreputable practices when people’s lives are at stake.  If the only way a teacher can survive is by good test scores, then imagine how far they will go to get the results they need.  Our children aren’t a piece of meat, so let’s improve the quality of our children’s education in a better way.   Click here to read more
 
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