Rate My Teacher

878 Words4 Pages
As the youth of America, adults continuously stress the importance of education not only for self-betterment, but also to develop youths into the future leaders of the United States of America. Keeping this in mind, it is no wonder that many people praise teachers as the molders of the future of America. However, if students do not do as well as they could in school, it is necessarily fair to put all of the blame on them? Although commonly overlooked, there are two parts in the equation when considering the educational prosperity of students, the student and the teacher. In a nation of opportunities and equality, how can it be fair that teachers grade students with the possibility of failure without an evaluation of the teacher’s performance? Many places around the country have begun to factor in these teachers and schools in the success of their students. In Indiana, an educational revolution has begun. If this new method is effective, it will surely alter the educational system of the United States of America. In this new system of educational evaluation, “teachers across the state will be rated 1 through 4, with 1 being the lowest” (Elliot and Butrymowicz). One factor in this grading process will be the grades of the teacher’s students. By adding this into the overall evaluation, it incorporates the teacher’s edification skills along with the knowledge and prowess the teacher has instilled in their students. Along with this rating system, there will be a consequence for teachers that, after 2 years, fail to meet a rating requirement of at least three. Due to this, teachers that attain a rating of one or two symbolizing their need for improvement for consecutive years will be eligible to be let go by their district. The othe... ... middle of paper ... ...ow. Works Cited Corbett Burris, Carol. "Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers Is Based on the Wrong Values." The New York Times. The New York Times, 25 Jan. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. . Elliott, Scott, and Sarah Butrymowicz. "Grading Teachers: Indiana's Massive Education Reform Will Create 'a Culture Shift'" The Indianapolis Star. 11 Mar. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. . Means To An End. A Guide to Develop Teacher Evaluation Systems That Support Growth and Development. The Aspen Institute, Jan. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2012. .
Open Document