Ethical Dilemma: Publishing Teacher Evaluation Results

Education News

The newspaper I used to report for published stories about people when they did really amazing things, and published stories about people when they broke the law. We never published stories about people who simply did their jobs, regardless of whether or not an arbitrarily and irrelevant test determined that they were “ineffective.”

It is highly unethical for the Los Angeles Times to publicly disseminate information that should be a private personnel matter. This counts as cruel and unusually punishment of people who have done nothing but put their heads down and work as hard as they can to make a positive difference in the lives of our nation's children.

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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