April 2014

Ms. Bullen's Data-Rich Year

You ever across something while browsing online, and wish you hadn't? I believe it was Tosh.0 that did a segment called "Things You Can't Unsee." Sometimes they just gross you out, or cause emotional distress, and sometimes they're just inappropriately violent or pornographic or just plain wrong.

This one is none of those, except perhaps 'just plain wrong.' It's from the OKSDE website, and of course it's about Data-Tracking, and Value Added Measurement, and all sorts of other bureaucratic verbiage designed to disguise a much simpler phrase, "blame everything on teachers whatever it takes." It’s also the death knell of my efforts to focus on the positives in education.