Will it ever end? Norm Rice says his piece at the Times. I guess the Times is going with the old adage of saying it enough times (and tapping your heels together three times) will make it come true.
As a community, we need to determine if Seattle will be an early adopter or a laggard in education reform.
And there's nothing in-between like careful consideration of what we do and the people in charge of enacting it (as the State Auditor questions their commitment to rules and regulations and oversight)?
But he does say:
The union and the school district need to come together and agree on what can be done now — controllable, deliberate steps we can take to improve education.
Okay, Norm, so can you allow the union a chance to think about what they are asking members to do?
Research shows that outside of parents, an effective teacher is the most important factor in determining whether children will succeed in school.
More than just a factor in compensation, evaluation results would influence school transfers and promotions.
Not getting this. Is he saying that good teachers could leave low-performing schools?