Giving Doctors Grades is the headline of a New York Times column today that decries the recent practice of giving surgeons grades in New York and in other states.

Substitute the word “teachers” for “doctors” and in many ways it provides a very similar critique to the one many of us educators (and researchers) give to Value Added Measurements (see The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation) – and to charters for “creaming.”

Here’es an excerpt:


I’m adding this info to The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency.”