"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Paul Toner's Future as Gates Waterboy

TURNcoat Paul Toner has moved on the greener pastures, you might say, to become the President of New Voices Strategies, a corporate outfit funded by Gates and NEA to create positive PR spin for CorpEd initiatives in a community near you.

Here is an example of the New Voice Strategies spin from June of this year, when the American Statistical Association delivered what will prove to be the death blow to the Gates-Obama plan to use VAM for evaluating teachers and students.  Needless to say, NVS took side with Arne Duncan in claiming the scientists have it all wrong in their condemnation of VAM for high stakes purposes.

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