Review of Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession

Elizabeth J. Meyer, Research, Great Lakes Center for Educationm Policy, Jan 08, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This review basically shreds the recent Center for American Progress (CAP) report outlining a vision for elevating and modernizing the teaching profession. According to the review, the CAP recommendations "include policy changes that would increase surveillance of teachers, reduce teachers’ job security, evaluate teachers by students’ test scores, and create merit pay systems that would likely have the opposite effect." Additionally, "the report relies too heavily on popular rhetoric, sound bites, opinion articles, and advocacy publications."

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