Monday, June 22, 2009

Doctors Quality, Teacher Quality: A Double Standard

There's all this hysteria about teacher quality and the claims that this is the most important factor in education. Claims made by Obama, Klein, Weingarten and just about every ed deformer.

But when it comes to people who can seriously damage or actually kill you, there is an amazing lack of concern. Doctors have what I'll term "implied tenure." Believe me, I have spoken to people in the medical field and those who know loads of doctors have their own rating system of doctor quality when it comes to going to one themselves or sending a family member. But I don't see people running to figure out a way to get rid of bad apple physicians.

People don't do enough work in the ed/med comparison arena, when teachers are blamed for outcomes, but Jim Horn at Schools Matter has this piece: New Physician Group - A Role Model for Teachers. (We're hoping for some goodies from Eduwonkette who has been doing research in this area.)

And the Sunday NY Times has this astounding piece about a VA hospital in Philly botching an enormous number of prostate cancer cases. Do they have rubber rooms for doctors?

4 comments:

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  2. This is really great post about the teacher suffering from hysteria.It always affects the ongoing education system.It must be taken into account.Thanks.

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  3. This is really great post about the teacher suffering from hysteria.It always affects the ongoing education system.It must be taken into account.Thanks.

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