Can this be happening in any merit-based society that proclaims to care about education?
The LA evaluation system is headed by a 27 year old with a BA and two years of teaching experience out of TFA. Apparently, her actual license is expired and she justifies it thusly:
Horstman, who spent two years in a New Orleans classroom, said the lack of a teaching certificate has nothing to do with her current post, which pays $77,000 per year.
What’s the average teacher salary in LA? Oh yeah, for a teacher with two years of experience, it’s right around $40K. And these people might actually have a teaching degree, and not some short-term summer workshop. Are you freaking kidding me?
“My job does not require that I go into the classroom to teach right now,” she said.
You’re going to evaluate folks and their livelihoods, make the decisions that could make or break a career, you better damn be able to step in a walk the walk.
I can’t possible understand this corporate mentality that makes this at all acceptable. Could anyone explain this in any rational way, like I’m two years old? Please.