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No. Not unless the evaluations of everyone who works in a taxpayer-paid position has to make theirs public. And not unless entities who make political contributions are public.
I want a system instituted whereby 6 months prior to election day all candidates for state office are required to take an IQ exam along with a Minnesota Multi-phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the results of both exams then to be posted publicly on the Internet. This would let us voters weed out not just the dull-witted candidates but also those whose campaign smiles conceal dangerous pathologies.
" If politicians really want this, there are probably companies that could help develop a system. It would costs probably tens of millions, just for Kansas, let alone the entire nation.
A better approach? Actually fund the mentoring and staff development laws on the books, which are routinely ignored or underfunded.
Quit cutting school budgets, as the programs most needed to help the at risk child are often the first to be eliminated.
Fund more extended learning, Saturday schools, summer schools and extended school years for all. That would go a long way towards the solution being sought---more learning for all students and better career-long professional development for all licensed staff, teachers and leaders."
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This is not the best idea the Grand Mullah has come up with, but it's interesting in a sense. The tests now in use were not designed to evaluate teachers' skills. If politicians really want this, there are probably companies that could help develop a system. It would costs probably tens of millions, just for Kansas, let alone the entire nation. A better approach? Actually fund the mentoring and staff development laws on the books, which are routinely ignored or underfunded. Quit cutting school budgets, as the programs most needed to help the at risk child are often the first to be eliminated. Fund more extended learning, Saturday schools, summer schools and extended school years for all. That would go a long way towards the solution being sought---more learning for all students and better career-long professional development for all licensed staff, teachers and leaders.
As a retired teacher of 38 years, I can tell you this type of thing becomes a popularity contest..
Unless I missed something, what they are wanting to make public is teacher evaluations based on their students' standardized test scores. Hopefully they will never move to this basis for teacher evaluation. No personnel issues are public record and shouldn't be.
If you release teachers' evaluations then every government employee's evaluation should be released..........and maybe the evaluations of any firm's employees who are working on government projects. Evaluations are made by imperfect people according to imperfect systems.
I'd like principal evaluations too.
To the people who don't want the evaluations public, what are you afraid we might find out?
I don't really understand what the point of this would be. What? So parents can look at the evaluations and put their kids with the highest rated teachers? That's not what would happen here. The parents who distrust the public school system, and don't have their children involved in it anyway, would just use this as another thing to criticize. Everyone else wouldn't really pay attention to the evals anyway. So basically nothing would be accomplished or changed.
As for all those calling for evaluations of elected officials, I'm with sunny. They are evaluated every election cycle.
Public Education is a best bang for the tax buck and it keeps bringing our tax dollars home. This the economy is thankful. These jobs support many other jobs within the community.
USD 497 prepared both our children for their endeavors.
Sometimes our politicians screw up the future with their personal agenda's. They assume we elect them to pursue their personal agendas which of course is not the case.
KUGRAD I belive Brownbacks performance will be rated when he is reelected.
Teachers have so damaged their brand that I am not sure even a great evaluation would be very much respected.
Let's let the public rate Brownback's performance. Ditto for our State senators and representatives.
How would you like your confidential employee evaluation online?
How do we score parents in the home? If a parent is sending their children to public schools, should not their parenting skills be up for public scrutiny, as well?
Teachers pay taxes into the system, as well; in essence, they are paying part of their own salaries. If they are going to be judged by their performance, they should be allowed to reject any student who will not do their homework, will not study, or whose parents aren't doing their fair share of education in the home.
Semi-public, perhaps. Possibly to administration and BOE. The public in general doesn't know what that teacher has to work with. He / she is not the only responsible person for the results. But, on the other hand, the resistance to accountability on part of the education establishment, and the teacher's unions in particular, makes it look like there's something to hide.
Only if CEO's of major companies have to as well. Teachers do more for the country then any CEO.
Before anybody says yes it would best to wait to see how this NOT necessary nonsense is written up in the legislature.
This is not about teaching quality. This is another back door approach to discredit the public school system in order for for Gov Sam Brownback to turn billions of OUR tax dollars to private industry. Private industry and fraud sleep together
Obscene CEO wages,golden parachutes,shareholders and special interest campaign contributions will be part of the package. None of which improve the quality of anything.
Public Education is not broken. The political system is broken at the local,state and federal levels.
Only after we start electing them into the classroom.
They are getting paid with public money, why not? The whole program should be transparent? How about that for an Obama word?
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