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The NCTQ Reports


Over the past five years, we have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli Broad, on those lazy, worthless teachers and how they need merit pay waved in front of them to get our students into shape. The report came out just before the Seattle teachers’ union, the Seattle Education Association, was to negotiate their contract.

By the way, their report, specifically tailored for Seattle, looks surprisingly like reports done for other districts around the country. Hmm.

First is a post I wrote about the NCTQ dog and pony show when they came to Seattle:

The Alliance for Education and the NCTQ study

Then Sue, I and others pieced together the puzzle of what was happening in Seattle and beyond which included the activity of NCTQ. That information was provided in a post titled:

The Lines of Influence in Education Reform

Then a parent sent me a well-researched piece on the NCTQ which we published in 2011 titled:

The Fordham Institute and the National Council on Teacher Quality: Manipulating Teacher Layoffs (and union busting?)

In 2011 another NCTQ was trotted out picking on Colleges of Education:

Kate Walsh, the NCTQ and US News and World Report

And then in 2012, NCTQ popped up again as described in the post:

A look at KIPP, Michael Feinberg, NCTQ and Bill Gates

The NCTQ is preparing a report now, just before the Seattle Education Association’s contract is to once again be negotiated. It will be interesting to see what they are saying this time or will it be the same report provided in 2010 with some minor revisions?

Submitted by Dora Taylor

Post Script:

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