SCHOOL BOARDS--TEACHER LEADERSHIP & COMPENSATION SYSTEM FAILED!!
Greetings, Iowa Association of School Boards and all—
MERRY CHRISTMAS AGAIN--NOT!! Please forward this post to all school boards in the state. Thank you very much.
On Dec. 7, 2016, PEARL HARBOR DAY, the Des Moines Register reported the dismal, and predictable failure, of the Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) system. “…Student learning did not improve in the first districts to add teacher coaching positions. Instead, reading and math scores saw slight declines”. This comes as no surprise as TLC deliberately distracts the best teachers with other than teaching duties!! Duh!!
Website SCHOOL BOARDS--ALL 3 IA SUMMER READING PROGRAMS FAILED reported failure of all 3 reading programs on 12-3-16.
Website $660 MILLION MORE FOR NO IA SCHOOL LEADERSHIP OR ACHIEVEMENT GAINS on 4-16-16 complained of Department of Education leadership failure and on 3-20-15 website C. R. SCHOOL BOARD PICKED WORST OF 3 SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES (Brad Buck) reported, “Similarly, The Teacher Leadership and Compensation System created on Mr. Buck’s watch will fare no better than past school fix failures. They make no sense and buy-in is lacking. And they were made under similar circumstances--with similar methods used by educrats. www.iowalive.net/50yearsofschoolfailures.htm”
It was so fitting to report the TLC failure on Pearl Harbor Day because About sixty years ago educators made changes to the public education system that had the same sinking effect as the disastrous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona!
75 YEAR CHART SHOWS SINKING SCORES RESULTED FROM NEW MATH AND WHOLE LANGUAGE CHANGES
FALSE GAINS IN THE 70s RESULTED FROM DUMBED TESTS AND EXCLUDING LOW TEST SCORES
TLC FAILURES WILL BE ADDED TO THE CHART
SCHOOL BOARDS NEED THE MEANS TO PROTECT DISTRICTS FROM MORE ‘PEARL HARBOR FIXES' PERPETRATED BY ‘EDUCATORS’
´The Register also reported the hopelessness of TLC with this quote: ““We’re heading in the right direction,” department director Ryan Wise said during a press call.” Translation: DE Director Buck did this! I’m clueless. Why did I take this job!!?
IS THIS HEAVEN?? NO!! IT’S IOWA!!
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