Days after two of their columnists and at least one of their editorial writers left their thoughtfulness at the door when writing about education issues, The New York Times today seems to have realized that they went too far and published a relatively decent editorial on teacher evaluations.

I can’t say I agree with everything they said, but I was impressed that they highlighted the Peer Assistance and Review program in Montgomery County, Maryland, a program that I have previously posted about and which I think could be a model for many districts, including where I teach.

A key to making it work, though, is trust, something that many School District administrators (and Mayors) don’t seem to understand….