What’s Socrates’ value-added score, and would he be able to keep his job?
Probably not, according to a humorous post at a ASCD, the nation’s largest curriculum organization.
Here’s the clever finish:
The results were posted in the Agora for all to see the quality and performance of their teacher. Socrates failed. He simply spent too much time asking them to think. A walk-through evaluation by his supervisor (undisclosed), determined that “ sometimes Socrates’s students meander through endless dialogues examining challenging questions that do not have one right answer.”
Clarification: This post was updated to change the identification of ASCD, which is a curriculum organization.