Value-Added Models and Other Forms of Teacher Abuse
Value-Added Models are used in education to abuse, manipulate, shame, and restrict teachers. It’s an example of Educational Trauma, as well as an example of Teacher Abuse (Horwitz, 2008). The analysis of using student test scores to determine teacher efficacy is deconstructed in this chapter, with respect to the mathematical flaws. Other iterations of Teacher Abuse are also considered, such as the case of an educator who was reprimanded for advocating for the special education and civil rights of his students. With the issues rising to the level of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), an area within the Department of Education, the educator wound up with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and couldn’t work afterwards.
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