Well, maybe not two great posts.
It’s actually one great post and one terrible one, but the terrible one is worth reading because of the (mostly) great comments.
The great post is A Teacher’s View of the LA Times’ Educators Analysis and comes from Witness LA.
The terrible one is surprising, since it comes from someone who often does good work — John Merrow. In his post, Proof that teachers matter, he is one of the few people who supports what the LA Times is doing. The comments, though, are absolutely incredible, and are a must-read. Among the great comments, however, there is also one that is very disappointing. In it, Grant Wiggins, the widely-respected education author, also supports the LA Times position. All I can say is “Wow.”
I’m adding both to The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Value-Added” Teacher Ratings.