Are teacher more like doctors – or used car salesmen?

 

Dana Goldstein‘s piece in the American Prospect, “The Test Generation,” presents a fascinating and disturbing juxtaposition. On one side is Harrison School District 2, a Colorado Springs-area district of about 17,000 students. School officials there recently set up a pay-for-performance scheme where “performance” means improved test scores, even for subjects like art and P.E. Godstein opens the story with a description of such an art test.
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