As news of the National Education Association’s decision to allow their members’ job performance to be assessed at least in part by their students’ performance, I felt an old internal battle once again begin to rage in my mind. There is a basic logic to the idea that a person’s job performance should be judged by its outcome. However as a former classroom teacher, I know all too well just how different some key aspects of teaching are from just about every other job.
Then it hit me – an analogy that allowed me to understand it in a whole new light.
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