Now, keep in mind that Michele Rhee and Chris Christie and Chris Cerf and all the other 'formers want to use Value-Added Modeling (VAM) to rate teachers and either give bonuses and rescind tenure based on those ratings.
Looking at the graph above, let's imagine what happens the day a principal announces the class lists for next year's fifth grade. Do you think that teachers might be looking at last names, trying to figure out ethnicity? Do you think they may put pressure on the principal to do some horse trading?
We're going to turn class assignments into the equivalent of fantasy baseball leagues. And this will be good for the kids...