Teachers in NYS are afraid to innovate or do what researchers, students, parents, and administrators know is great teaching because the Annual Professional Performance Review has created the death of creativity and vision.
APPR is a return to the use of Frederick Taylor’s Scientific Management of the early 20th century. Then, corporate robber barons used Scientific Management to make their industrial factory workers more productive. Today, Robber Barons like Bill Gates pay the NYS department of Education to turn college-educated teachers into industrial employees that productively churn students out as if they were manufacturing Model T’s.
Here are 5 specific examples of the negative effects of APPRs based on predominantly flawed data from flawed tests with manufactured cut scores.
1. “A teacher of the year, I inherited a gifted class whose collective score was 3.2 out of 4.0. For me to be graded as a competent teacher my following…
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