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A Shoddy Study On Teacher Retention | toteachornototeach

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A Shoddy Study On Teacher Retention

Thompson: A Shoddy Study On Teacher Retention
by Alexander Russo
The Washington Post’s Emma Brown, in Study Chides D.C. Teacher Turnover, reports that the TNTP, which was founded by Michelle Rhee, asserts that the D.C. schools do not retain enough “irreplacable” teachers but they are doing a better job of removing ineffective ones.
The TNTP report, titled Keeping the Irreplaceables in D.C Public Schools, acknowledges one problem – that Rhee’s IMPACT evaluation system is the fourth most important reason why top teachers leave.   And, as Dana Goldstein notes, up to 40% of D.C. teachers turned down IMPACT bonuses in return for giving up their seniority protections — indicating a lack of trust in the district.
How did the TNTP try to address the all-important question of whether D.C. is unfairly evaluating teachers in 

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