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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 3, 2014, 12:22 PM

15. That article makes a lot of great points, particularly as it applies to Special Education.

Here is the part that jumped out at me, however:

Alas, we are kept in the dark. And, while were at it, let’s look at the building administrators: our principals and their assistant principals — the bottom rung of the ed admin ladder and consequently the paramecia, if you will, of the now-immense corporate “reform” movement food chain. These grim souls do the dirty work. Now functioning as professional nit-pickers and fault-finders, they are in fact ex-teachers (usually) with very limited ( almost always) hands-on experience themselves. They nonetheless go into classrooms, ( in teams, if you can believe it) observe the instruction in progress and try to make the Danielson-based Talent Management Rubric sound relevant to a situation where no objective, clear-thinking adult believes it has the slightest applicability. (same source as above.)

It figures that there is a connection to Gates. (Also to ETS.) I can just imagine Jon Stewart making a fist and muttering "GATES"!

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