Stávka učitelů v USA a téma využívání výsledků testování
Ze stávky učitelů v USA 10.9., kde aktuálně odmítají hodnocení učitelů na základě výsledků žáků ve standardizovaných testech.
However, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said teachers had no choice but to strike, despite "intense but productive" bargaining sessions.The primary disagreement appears to be teacher job security in the wake of a new program that evaluates teachers based on students'standardized test scores. Chicago Teachers Union board member Jay Rehak called the idea "data-driven madness." As many as 6,000 teachers could lose their jobs under the evaluation system, according to Lewis, who called the system "unacceptable." The mayor's office, the city of Chicago, and school officials have questioned that job loss figure. "This is no way to measure the effectiveness of an educator," Lewis said Sunday. "Further, there are too many factors beyond our control which impact how well some students perform on standardized tests such as poverty, exposure to violence, homelessness, hunger and other social issues beyond our control."