Episode 5: Don't Take Your Students To Walmart in Your Tiny, Tiny Car

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Show Notes




Constructive Criticism Corner:

This Week's Topic: “Bad Teachers”


Supplementary Notes:

  • David estimated the number of NYC teachers as 20,000. It’s actually closer to 75,000. Assuming all of the approximately 600 teachers who are in reassignment centers are “bad teachers”, this means that ~0.8 percent of the NYC teacher corps is “bad,” which is surprisingly close to the percentage of teachers in New York State that are rated “ineffective” under the current (Governor disliked) APPR system (0.7%).