Value-added teacher evaluation goes on trial—literally


I’ve taken the liberty of dreaming up the court transcript ahead of time (using Q for the defense attorney’s questions and A for the plaintiff’s answers). Enjoy this cross-examination, says David B. Cohen, teacher and associate director of the Accomplished California Teachers group, for the Washington Post.

Q: You are demanding that LAUSD [Los Angeles Unified School District] use measures of student growth in teacher evaluations, is that correct?

A: Yes.

Q: And
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