If you're wondering how New York state came to pass a teacher evaluation system that will put all teachers on a bell curve, evaluate them based upon test scores, and have the ones who are ranked on the bottom of the bell curve fired as "ineffective," look no further than Bill Gates’ own company, reports the Perdido Street School blog. Citing a report in Vanity Fair, the blog notes that a Microsoft-based management system known as “stack ranking” effectively crippled Microsoft’s ability to innovate. “Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack ranking as the most destructive process...

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