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Teachers Evaluating Teachers : Peer Review and the New Unionism

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As a writer on education reform, Myron Lieberman has criticized the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for standing in the way of needed improvement in our schools. One of the most telling criticisms of these organizations is that they have been too quick to defend teachers charged with incompetence. In response to this charge from Lieberman and others, the NEA and the AFT have championed a 'new unionism,' under which teacher unions would assume responsibility for ensuring teacher competence by instituting peer review systems.Teachers Evaluating Teachers explores the peer review phenomenon and the teacher unions' stake in perpetuating it. Lieberman examines the costs of peer review programs and seeks to determine whether their promised benefits have been realized. The true test of a program's success should be improvement in teacher competence, which would lead to gains in student achievement, but Lieberman argues that there is no evidence that student scores on standardized test have improved in districts with peer review. Indeed, he shows that peer review has had little or no impact on the number dismissed on grounds of poor performance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 137 pages
  • 154.2 x 229.9 x 11.7mm | 248.82g
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0765804611
  • 9780765804617

Review quote

-Lieberman (Bowling Green State Univ.) provides an insightful analysis of peer review, in which K-12 teachers and their unions exercise responsibility for improving teacher performance and terminating teachers who fail to perform after receiving assistance... Must reading for professionals, practitioners, and policy makers interested in peer review and as a supplemental text for graduate students.-

--J. A. Beckwith, Choice

-Teacher peer review is a policy with strong advocates in the education community, and one which needs to be assessed in a detached, scholarly way. Fortunately, the leading scholar writing on American teacher unions and collective bargaining, Myron Lieberman, has written a rigorous and balanced study of the costs and benefits of peer review. This book should be required reading for all school administrators, and will be of interest to any serious student of school reform.-

-- Michael Podgursky, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri

-Anyone who believes that peer review is a solution to our public education woes needs to read this book. Myron Lieberman masterfully analyzes the peer review phenomenon and why the teacher unions are pushing peer review in spite of evidence proving it lacks merit. Teachers Evaluating Teachers is -must- reading.-

-- Bob Williams, President, Evergreen Freedom Foundation "Lieberman (Bowling Green State Univ.) provides an insightful analysis of peer review, in which K-12 teachers and their unions exercise responsibility for improving teacher performance and terminating teachers who fail to perform after receiving assistance... Must reading for professionals, practitioners, and policy makers interested in peer review and as a supplemental text for graduate students."

--J. A. Beckwith, Choice

"Teacher peer review is a policy with strong advocates in the education community, and one which needs to be assessed in a detached, scholarly way. Fortunately, the leading scholar writing on American teacher unions and collective bargaining, Myron Lieberman, has written a rigorous and balanced study of the costs and benefits of peer review. This book should be required reading for all school administrators, and will be of interest to any serious student of school reform."

-- Michael Podgursky, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri

"Anyone who believes that peer review is a solution to our public education woes needs to read this book. Myron Lieberman masterfully analyzes the peer review phenomenon and why the teacher unions are pushing peer review in spite of evidence proving it lacks merit. Teachers Evaluating Teachers is "must" reading."

-- Bob Williams, President, Evergreen Freedom Foundation "Lieberman (Bowling Green State Univ.) provides an insightful analysis of peer review, in which K-12 teachers and their unions exercise responsibility for improving teacher performance and terminating teachers who fail to perform after receiving assistance... Must reading for professionals, practitioners, and policy makers interested in peer review and as a supplemental text for graduate students."

--J. A. Beckwith, Choice

"Teacher peer review is a policy with strong advocates in the education community, and one which needs to be assessed in a detached, scholarly way. Fortunately, the leading scholar writing on American teacher unions and collective bargaining, Myron Lieberman, has written a rigorous and balanced study of the costs and benefits of peer review. This book should be required reading for all school administrators, and will be of interest to any serious student of school reform."

-- Michael Podgursky, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri

"Anyone who believes that peer review is a solution to our public education woes needs to read this book. Myron Lieberman masterfully analyzes the peer review phenomenon and why the teacher unions are pushing peer review in spite of evidence proving it lacks merit. Teachers Evaluating Teachers is "must" reading."

-- Bob Williams, President, Evergreen Freedom Foundation
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