my fiance is a teacher, and cant stand the idea of merit pay. she has at least two kids in her class that desperately need special services, but the parents are in denial. since the parents are in denial, she can do nothing other than watch them fail ... and somehow its on her?
She happens to teach in a district that traditionally produces good scores. Her friend teaches in a district that has over 90% of its students on free and reduced lunches and the familial emphasis on education just isnt there. For her friend, having 60% of her students move on to the next grade comfortably is a big coup. For my fiance, such numbers would warrant immediate termination. How is that going to be taken into account in all of this?
My Quick Smells Like French Toast.