Last week, New Mexico’s K-12 public school classrooms were transported back to Lake Wobegon – where all the teachers are strong and all the students are above average.
Regardless of the data.
Oh, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham keeps her campaign promises to teachers unions.
The New Mexico Department of Public Education announced all student growth data will be stripped from this year’s evaluations, now being called the “Transition Teacher Evaluation Reports for 2018-19.” But let’s be clear before succumbing to the bogeyman of high-stakes testing that is the root of all education-reform evil: Student scores were never included to show whether students were performing academically at grade level; they were only included to show whether students had improved in the year they were in a teacher’s classroom.