In Class - Take out your current events that you found last week while in the library concerning education reform. For the first fifteen minutes of class, read your articles. Highlight or underline any key points or important information. Next, I want you to make a list of five questions you have concerning education reform in this country. Get into your groups, and I want you to discuss your questions and articles. When you are done, each person needs to write a summary of what the group discussed including any relevant or important information. Turn this in before you leave.
Homework - None. QOW due on Friday by 11:59 pm.
Articles to check out for the QOW:
Do some research using the articles above and on your own (check my blog throughout the week). Using concrete and sound arguments from the articles above and from articles throughout the week, respond to the following question: In terms of education reform, should teachers be evaluated more frequently and should student test scores and grades be linked to teacher evaluations? Why or why not? Be sure you include evidence from the articles and other sources to convey your thoughts and opinions. Be honest, and don't hold back your opinions. I want to know what you think.
All responses must include citations and a works cited page (MLA format). Just listing the website of the article will not due. In fact, you no longer need the website to cite your sources. No citations, no works cited, no credit!