Commentary The idea of tracking teacher accountability started with the best of intentions and a well-accepted understanding about the critical role teachers play in promoting student learning. The focus on teacher accountability has been rooted in the belief that every child deserves no less than good teaching to realize his or her potential.
Comment from WEAC President-Elect Ron Martin:
“I appreciate within this article that Charlotte Danielson shares what we know about professional learning. States have to design policies for the vast majority of teachers who are not in need of remediation. And, given the complexity of teaching, a reasonable policy would be one that aims to strengthen these educators’ practice. Professional learning needs to involve active intellectual engagement and trust, while developing a culture of professional inquiry. Policymakers need to realize that the best learning is colleague to colleague!”