November 28, 2010
If you were attemping to design the worst possible method of assessing teaching effectiveness, it’d be pretty fucken hard to outdo student evaluations. Students haven’t the faintest fucken clue what good teaching is about, they don’t know what they need to learn, and they don’t know how to judge whether they are learning it.
Do armies poll their basic trainees to see if their drill sergeants are going a good job? FUCKE NO!