Class Struggle: Elena Silva

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/20/2009

Why not junk teacher evaluations in favor of more preparation time?

Education consultant Ted Haynie made this provocative suggestion: "If we completely suspended the formal evaluation process for two years, the overall quality of classroom instruction would be greatly increased because the time could be spent actually discussing effective classroom practice in a collegial and more informal manner than what exists today."

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 07/22/2009

Jay on the Web: Which Makes A Bigger Difference - Good Teachers or Administrative Processes?

This week, Elena Silva of The Quick and the Ed blog took issue with Jay Mathews' critique of "Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools," a recent book about the successes of the Montgomery Public...

By Sarah Mimms  |  01:11 AM ET, 07/22/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)