In this post, I repeat his ten claims as a basis for including evidence that supports teachers (or anyone) anticipating and then challenging the flawed claims and policies coming from the reform movement, primarily driven by political leadership and advocacy without experience or expertise in education. [Each claim is posted below verbatim from Schneider.]
Claim 1: American teachers need more incentive to work hard.
As code for value-added methods (VAM) of teacher evaluation, the evidence is clear that VAM is deeply flawed as a mechanism for teacher pay. Teachers should be paid for teaching, but measurable student outcomes is not a valid proxy of teaching.