Sunday, December 02, 2012
The Typical Education4Excellence Member - Clueless
I just laughed when blogger South Bronx School showed a video of an Educators4Excellence (E4E) member at their youth rally holding a sign supporting the "teacher evaluation system" at today's demonstration who was obviously clueless of what he was supporting. First the interviewer asked this E4E member to explain the "Value Added Measurement" part of the "teacher evaluation system". He seemed befuddled and said he couldn't right now. The second question asked by the interviewer to the increasingly uncomfortable E4E member was what "Value Added Measurement" means. He mumbled something incomprehensible but did not even attempt to know what it meant. Finally, the interviewer asked this totally clueless E4E member if he understood the math behind the "Value Added Measurement" , by now he was completely dumbfounded and did not respond at all.
I truly hope this clueless E4E member is not a teacher but simply an E4E non-educator that was looking for some free doughnuts. However, if he is a teacher, I feel very sorry for the students in his classroom who must be embarrassed that their teacher is in support of a program that he knows nothing about.