Wednesday, December 01, 2010

An Out of Context Quote from Jay Greene That Still Pretty Much Sums Up Jay Greene

Right here:
"But just because there could be bad tests or mis-uses of tests in teacher evaluations doesn’t mean that the use of tests for that purpose is inherently flawed."
Actually, if you use a bad test, or you mis-use that test, it does pretty much mean that the process is inherently flawed. Let's try changing a few words:
Just because there could be BAD FLOUR or ROTTEN EGGS in THE MAKING OF WAFFLES doesn't mean that the use of BAD FLOUR AND ROTTEN EGGS for MAKING WAFFLES in inherently flawed.
or,
Just because there could be RAGING ALCOHOLICS or THE CLINICALLY DEAD in THE COCKPIT OF YOUR AIRPLANE doesn't mean that the use of RAGING ALCOHOLICS AND THE CLINICALLY DEAD for FLYING AIRPLANES in inherently flawed.
All that said, a Jay Greene/Diane Ravitch slapfight could be fun to watch for a month or so.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The correct analogy would be this:

Just because there could be BAD FLOUR or ROTTEN EGGS in THE MAKING OF WAFFLES doesn't mean that the use of FLOUR AND EGGS for MAKING WAFFLES in inherently flawed.

6:06 AM  

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