Galleries

Updated: @TeachForAmerica tried to disappear their disappearing act

Don’t know what Justin was thinking!!!!

Cloaking Inequity

Honestly, I would really like to write about something beside TFA today. But I can’t. In the post Do you have five minutes to understand whether @TeachForAmerica is effective? I posted the following figure from Bloomberg.

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 9.41.57 AM

In the story Most Teach For America Instructors Plan to Flee TeachingAkane Otani noted in the article,

More than 87 percent of TFA teachers say they don’t plan on remaining teachers throughout their careers, compared with 26.3 percent of non-TFA teachers working in the same subjects, grades, and schools.

To cover this up, TFA’s lobbyist have been busy beavers in Texas. TFA’s lobbyist and Rep Justin Rodriguez are trying to hide the fact that TFA teachers in the latest data (as of last week) are now reporting incredible future turnover rates. They have written HB 1060 to disappear TFA’s disappearing act.

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 11.31.04 AM

Who is currently lobbying for TFA in Texas? How much are they spending? Thanks to Karen in…

View original post 234 more words

Devil is in the Details: Teacher Tells Us What’s Up With Local Accountability

Great recommendations for school accountability.

Cloaking Inequity

The current form of Texas-style No Child Left Behind high-stakes testing and accountability has run its course. It is very clear that after 20 years in Texas and 10 years across the nation, the sanctions and rewards (the rewards disappeared a long time ago) system never produced an education miracle in Texas (as posited by President Bush and Secretary Paige) and did not result in all students across the US being proficient by 2014.

In 2012, I first proposed a new bottom-up form of accountability in the post Accountability: Are you ready for a new idea? I have written extensively about this new form of locally-controlled accountability that I have called Community-Based Accountability here. Or see the post A Refresher: What is Community-Based Accountability?

Here are Community-Based Accountability Executive Summary and Key Features. Please forward and circulate widely.

As discussed previously here on Cloaking Inequity, California has implemented Community-Based Accountability…

View original post 1,039 more words