I’m no advocate of treating schools like businesses (see The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses), but that doesn’t mean I don’t believe we can’t learn anything from one another.
Businesses are dumping the kind of evaluation systems that many schools are now adopting for teachers.
Microsoft made that change a couple of years ago (see Microsoft Eliminates Its Own Destructive VAM Rankings; However, Gates Still Seems Focused On Using It For Us).
Today, The Washington Post published a story about another big company doing the same – In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings.
Here’s an excerpt:
So, what might this say about education’s institutional leadership?