Frustrations with the Profession

The advent of hyper-focus on testing, and the attendant scripting of instruction through “pacing guides” and “teacher-proof” curriculum had already contributed to attrition rates of up to 50% of new teachers within five years. The approaching tsunami of educator evaluation models that base employment and compensation decisions on student test scores further contributes to the “de-professionalization” of teachers and principals.

What models exist for continuous improvement of learning organizations that meet the laudable goals of improving student results without decimating the field?

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