Our nation is in the midst of spending enormous amounts of taxpayer dollars developing complex evaluation systems for teachers that most educators would say are entirely unnecessary. A well-trained principal who is on her toes knows without the help of mathematically adjusted formulas who on her staff is performing effectively and who is not. The problem […]
Kathreen Harrison is a public school teacher in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has worked in a variety of schools in New York and Maine in a number of capacities – French teacher, gifted and talented teacher, elementary school teacher, and curriculum coordinator for island schools. She has lived in Maine for 20 years and has a particular interest in school reform.