…then what was the driving force behind over 150 school administrators and teachers in the Atlanta area (mind you, SALARIED employees) to cheat?
But the problem with this is that if they start firing teachers for incompetence, minorities will be hardest hit. The variable that impacts the effectiveness of teaching isn’t the level of education, it’s teacher IQ. (….)
The experiment of getting rid of bad teachers was actually tried by Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC.
David Denby, writing in the New Yorker, said “[M]any of the teachers she fired were black in a predominantly black city.“
This led to a political backlash that caused the downfall of the DC Mayor who hired Rhee.
The problem is that the schooling of the poor African-American students is being held hostage by the African-Americans who are poor teachers.