As you probably know, President Obama's daughters go to Sidwell Friends. Their answer:
“We don't tie teacher pay to test scores because we don't believe them to be a reliable indicator of teacher effectiveness.”Secretary Duncan's children go to Arlington, Virginia public schools. Their answer:
(Sidwell Friends faculty member, April 1, 2011)
“We do not tie teacher evaluations to scores in the Arlington public school system.”So, President Obama and Secretary Duncan: when do we get this sort of school system for all our children?
(Arlington school district teacher, March 31, 2011)