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  •  So how many are not working hard? (1+ / 0-)
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    What is your guess on this?

    Administrators and teachers are incentivized to lie about how good their school system is.

    What percentage of school systems do you believe are not working hard to teach students?

    •  Who knows? (1+ / 0-)
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      How am I supposed to know? Without data, I can't even hazard a guess. Which is precisely the problem.

      Also, I don't care how hard they are working. What I care about is whether they are producing results. I'd rather hire a lazy expert who produces results than a dogged hard worker who just can't seem to get it done.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 10:57:45 AM PST

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      •  But you're ignoring (2+ / 0-)
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        mapamp, edresearcher
        1. The tests already show that America is at the top of all measures when one disaggregates the data for poverty. Our suburban schools are on par with any other nation's scores.
        1. Worker productivity in this country has exploded over the past few decades. This has been done with the graduates of our school systems.
        1. Our nation produced a disproportionately high number of Nobel Prize winners without using high stakes standardized tests to evaluate school systems.
        1. How do you account for home factors vs. school factors that influence achievement judging the instructional content delivery of teachers?

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