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Topic: accountability?
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Joan Reinthaler

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Re: accountability?
Posted: Sep 16, 1999 1:07 PM
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On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, Ronald D. Ferguson wrote:

> Rant du jour:
>
> It appears that part of the debate for the next round of elections will
> center on "teacher accountability as measured by the success of students."
> If it is possible to measure such student "success" then the debate will
> become philosophical as to how this applies to teacher "accountability."


...snipped
>
> Cordially,
> -Ron
>
> *********
> Ronald D. Ferguson
> Dept Math/COSC
> San Antonio College
> http://www.accd.edu/sac/math/Faculty/RFerguso/tperson.htm
> (210) 733-2464
> *********
>


.. not to mention the likely effect that the most experienced and senior
teachers will try to avoid like the plague teaching the neediest students
when it is precisely those kids that need the "best" teachers, not the
least experienced (and therefore, politically most vulnerable) teachers.

Joan Reinthaler
Sidwell Friends School





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