We can make the case that the entire program of ed deform, the center of which is to undermine teacher unions, has helped increase the achievement gap - which it has anyway due to all the other factors.
This hidden gem of an article was buried in the Saturday edition of the NY Times on a study released on Friday, the graveyard of news - pardon my paranoia. Want to really close achievement gap? Support unionization instead of attacking teachers in unions. Higher pay for parents of struggling students will be the biggest factor, not the bogus ratings of their teachers, in closing the achievement gap.
- Another assault on Ed Deform - in the WSJ, yet: New York Teacher Suing Education Department Sees More Swings in Job Review: Long Island educator’s rating shifts from ‘ineffective’ to ‘effective’ in section of 2014-15 review tied to state test results