Tying students' test scores to teacher evaluations still a matter of debate

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:49 a.m.

    This task in not only daunting, its impossible means of evaluating teachers who live here in Utah and comparing them with teachers and schools in China. Free education has no absolutes except in socialist school system limiting freedom of speech and Freedom of thought.

    Teachers bound by the system is creating teachers who have lost their pride of being an educator and drop out of school with students like flies leaving a dead empty carcass.

    Because our system of education is impossible to rate or measure has been its strength and success of creating America. Limiting education to measurable standards to count the money is disastrous.

    Knowledge changes too fast for government and technology to maintain a standard and only teachers have the ability to adapt to these changes and keep education and students updated on a daily basis. This is the secret to the success of our education system.

    We train teachers and certify teachers with years of education, then we doubt them and their years experience and personal involvement at the core of a students soul? There is no failure in education, failure is in layers of doubting the ability of teachers to adapt and rate their students.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 2, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    Wow! We're sixteen trillions dollars in debt, and half our population is on welfare.

    Why do we trust the feds to run our schools?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:46 p.m.

    Blaming bad teachers is an excuse.

    Who comes up with the:

    * course objectives?
    * teaching strategies?
    * standardized tests?
    * school structure?

    Not the teachers!