[Susan notes: Bill is from Florida, I'm from Vermont. Why should the Fresno Bee care what we think? Of course, probably the locals are just tired out by this kind of editorial.]
Published in Fresno Bee online
To the editor
Your call for the legislature to change the laws so public school teachers can have student performance tied to their evaluations will lead to the unintended consequence of diminished development of individual potential, the opposite of the goal of education. Make national standards the apex of achievement and every teacher will make sure that's all the students will learn excellently so the teachers' evaluations will be excellent too. I guess the Fresno Bee wants to play the role of pimp for the teachers it wants to trade their professional ethics and values for the Race to the top money.
Bill Archer & Susan Ohanian
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