Accountable to whom? D.C. Schools Chancellor fires teachers based on ‘value-added’ measures

Last Friday, Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, announced the firing of 165 teachers, based on their performance on IMPACT, the District’s spanking-new performance assessment system. IMPACT has several components, depending on a teacher’s classroom assignment. All teachers are evaluated according to a Teaching and Learning Framework, and there are other […]