Tom King: Teachers could use more help, and fewer critics

There are 2 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 27, 2011, titled Tom King: Teachers could use more help, and fewer critics. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Count me among your readers who value measured opinions, such as yours in "Evaluating teachers: a moderate proposal" . But, as Paul Harvey might have said, here's "the rest of the story." I, like you, "cherish" our teachers .

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Dave

San Jose, CA

#1 Mar 27, 2011
Well said, Tom. My recent post (below) is along a similar vein. I hope the general public recognizes how disingenuous Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, Governor Scott, Governor Walker, Bill Gates, and even SecEd Duncan are when they repeatedly blame poor teaching on the plight of our school systems these days...and see beyond their rhetoric to the harsh reality facing teachers, principals, and students every day across America, especially in low-income districts. ALL of their fanciful and wishful thinking falls flat when tried in the classroom...hopefully, they will look to teachers for suggestions, and stop blaming them for problems beyond their direct influence.

http://mathequality.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/...

Dave
Newton

Grand Island, NE

#2 Apr 7, 2011
Dave wrote:
Well said, Tom. My recent post (below) is along a similar vein. I hope the general public recognizes how disingenuous Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein, Governor Scott, Governor Walker, Bill Gates, and even SecEd Duncan are when they repeatedly blame poor teaching on the plight of our school systems these days...and see beyond their rhetoric to the harsh reality facing teachers, principals, and students every day across America, especially in low-income districts. ALL of their fanciful and wishful thinking falls flat when tried in the classroom...hopefully, they will look to teachers for suggestions, and stop blaming them for problems beyond their direct influence.
http://mathequality.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/...
Dave
Sorry Dave, we already spend more per pupil than other countries whose students outperform ours. Throwing money at it doesn't work.

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