Twenty-Percent of garbage is still garbage


Recently, I had a chance to meet with the someone from another local/school district, that had opted to apply for a Race to the Top district grants. I asked what they were thinking of agreeing to having teachers evaluated by student test scores? The response, we already include test scores in teacher evaluations under our contract. When I asked why they did a fool thing like that, the response was, it’s only 20% of the evaluation. I just shut up at that point, but later I couldn’t help thinking, would you include 20% of dog poop in a recipe for Bechamel sauce. What about just a tablespoon? How about a teaspoon — how much dog poop is not too much?

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