Schools Riled by Teacher Ranking Site

WASHINGTON — A Web site that encourages students to rate their teachers has been banned from hundreds of schools across the nation and administrators are saying it’s a distraction and an abomination.
?One official in Maryland called”personally and professionally repugnant” and suggested that teachers might have legal recourse against the Internet forum’s operators.

“It’s akin to medieval public flogging,” said Brian Porter, spokesman for the Montgomery County Public Schools, which said the Web site is filtered out automatically by a central Internet firewall, which blocks student access to anything deemed non-instructional or harmful to children.

“It’s a gross violation of teachers’ privacy,” he added. “There is nothing funny about subjecting a teacher to random and caustic remarks by students.”

Violation of teacher’s privacy? A review of their performance is a violation of thier privacy??? Sounds like the NEA is rearing it’s ugly head. The most useless and corrupt union if ever there was one. I hate the NEA. Why – cause they encourage statements like this, and propagate poor performance as acceptable.

~ by kinshay on 2003-10-28.

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