LA Times publishing data on individual teacher performance
August 20, 2010 9:59 AM Subscribe
In coming months, The [Los Angeles] Times will publish a series of articles and a database analyzing individual teachers' effectiveness in the nation's second-largest school district — the first time, experts say, such information has been made public anywhere in the country. This article examines the performance of more than 6,000 third- through fifth-grade teachers for whom reliable data were available.Union leader calls on L.A. teachers to boycott Times
Via Marginal Revolution
, which comments that:
Unfortunately, we have little idea how to train good teachers.
As at least one commenter on the Marginal Revolution post suggested, perhaps some answers could be found in Doug Lemov's work on propagating effective teaching methods, as discussed previously