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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Comfort Food View Post
    You are just all over the map. First you claim 10 states have outlawed teacher's unions. Then when proven wrong due to the clear inability to comprehend your sources you post a link using decade old data and once again fail to comprehend what you are reading.

    First, let's stay up to date with our data and not pick and choose years where we don't have all of the information. Secondly, do you know the percentile those states are in terms of taking the SAT exams?

    South Carolina: 13
    North Carolina: 16
    Georgia: 5
    Texas: 20
    Virginia: 12

    These states take the SATs at a much higher rate than other states. People who take the SATs tend towards the top of the educational system. States like Wisconsin who up until this year had one of the strongest public unions in the nation only have a participation rate of 5% with the SATs. They are 44th in the nation. Missouri also scores at the top percentile in exam scores, where our fearless Layla_Z teaches and has no union and is underpaid. You can't look at that number though because only 5% of the students actually take the exams.

    These numbers mean absolutely nothing without looking at the participation rates, demographics and socio-economic conditions. In fact, The College Board (where your stats comes from) tells you so. Otherwise a state like Maine (95% participation) would be rated at the bottom in terms of education when it is not the case at all. You really have a lot of learning to do. You haven't made a single intelligent argument yet. Everything you've posted thus far has been a failure to comprehend what you have read or a bait and switch.. just like this argument.

    Boo Radley: Thirty-something percent of public school teachers are in a union!!!11!!
    > No Boo, your figure includes public as well as private employees from all different professions, not just teachers.
    Boo Radley: Well, 10 states outlaw teacher's unions!!111!!
    > No Boo, no state outlaws teacher's unions. They have a right to form a union. Some states haven't made collectively bargaining a requirement though.
    Boo Radley: States that don't have collective bargaining have the lowest test scores and therefore the lowest quality education!!!!11!!
    > No Boo, they take the exams at a much higher rate thus the numbers are skewed from the inclusion of students in much lower percentiles.

    This entire thread has been nothing short of an exercise in futility with you. Basic reading comprehension and fundamental understanding of logic and recognizing fallacies is completely lost on you.

    For your edification, here are the actual numbers for you to look at.
    http://professionals.collegeboard.co..._9_12_2011.pdf
    I'm really posting this for other people, I know you don't have the intelligence to comprehend the information.
    That is what is known as a 'bitch slap' and to pretty much anyone else, the appropriate response would have been 'touche...well played sir!' However...you have to understand who you are talking to. And really...when you DO understand who you are trying to have a debate with you really cant be shocked at the responses. There are only so many prerecorded responses in that memory bank.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Back to sleep with you lib! Ha, ha!


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    Meaning you still have nothing to offer.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    That is what is known as a 'bitch slap' and to pretty much anyone else, the appropriate response would have been 'touche...well played sir!' However...you have to understand who you are talking to. And really...when you DO understand who you are trying to have a debate with you really cant be shocked at the responses. There are only so many prerecorded responses in that memory bank.
    Yes, I do try to keep you and him on point. Going off topic is really all he has. That's so unfair of me.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Meaning you still have nothing to offer.
    I don't give liberal silliness credence.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes, I do try to keep you and him on point. Going off topic is really all he has. That's so unfair of me.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Results on the standardized test? On writing samples? math samples? reading inventories? What? So far, the bureaucrats seem focused only on standardized test results, the poorest way of measuring student progress we have.

    And then, there are the factors outside of the control of the school. Are all the best teachers in schools that have the most involved parents?

    Actually, teaching a child of educated parents to read is very easy. Often, they can read before the school even starts formal instruction. Children of inner city single moms, children of migrant farm workers, children of illegal aliens, children with learning disabilities all pose more of a problem.
    I'm graded on my leadership regardless of whether or not the people I am leading have Home Issues that distract them.

    An excellent teacher is one that can take children I've described and teach them to read by the end of second grade or so. That's too late for them to perform on the standardized test, even if they wanted to perform on the standardized test.
    No, but it isn't too late for that student to score significantly better than they did at the end of First Grade. Which is why rather than Student Performance (direct) you can measure teachers effectiveness with aggregate Student Improvement averaged. So, for example, if the students of Ronald McDonald Middle School typically advance 0.3 of a school year from one year to another, and are split evenly between two teachers in 7th Grade; and Teacher Smith's 7th Grade students consistently average over three years an advancement of 0.1 while Teacher Jones' 7th Grade students consistently average over three years an advancement of 0.5; then Teacher Jones is performing above the average, while Teacher Smith is performing below the average.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The primary purpose of the current educational system is to dumbdown the requirements (and ultimately the student) to the lowest common denominator so that self-esteem can be maintained. It is not to make us competitive with the graduates in other countries for the good of the nation. The defenders of the status quo will prove that to you.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm graded on my leadership regardless of whether or not the people I am leading have Home Issues that distract them.



    No, but it isn't too late for that student to score significantly better than they did at the end of First Grade. Which is why rather than Student Performance (direct) you can measure teachers effectiveness with aggregate Student Improvement averaged. So, for example, if the students of Ronald McDonald Middle School typically advance 0.3 of a school year from one year to another, and are split evenly between two teachers in 7th Grade; and Teacher Smith's 7th Grade students consistently average over three years an advancement of 0.1 while Teacher Jones' 7th Grade students consistently average over three years an advancement of 0.5; then Teacher Jones is performing above the average, while Teacher Smith is performing below the average.

    OK, now you're way ahead of the bureaucrats who want to see every kid perform at a set level on that test that they don't care about. Student progress, not the number of students who perform at the level the state says they should, is a much better measure of teacher effectiveness.

    Now, come up with a better measure than the standardized test, and you have it.
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