Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Strengthening Teaching or NOT

What is up with the profusion of organizations in Washington State that have to do with education?

Try this one:

The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong, supported and effective teaching force for Washington’s students.

Who funds this place?

I got this when I clicked on Funding:
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If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Interesting Board of Directors ......

but I am not so sure I want Paul Allen financing all these improvement efforts.
Teacher Development

CSTP is a nonprofit organization with a simple mission—making sure Washington has the teaching force its students need to succeed. If students in Washington's public schools are to reach the high standards that have been set for them, it will be the state's teaching force—current teachers and new ones—who get them there.

Looking at the "Help" UW provided Cleveland, Garfield, and Rainier Beach in math and the results, the place to start is fixing the UW. UW help produced extremely poor results. UW professional development was not a help but rather a hindrance.

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