Nate Silver Uncertain About "Objective Measures" for Teacher Evaluation

THE PROPHET SPEAKS: The "Lord and God of the Algorithm," Nate Silver, participated in a Reddit AMA last week. Interestingly enough, the top-rated comment pertained to his thoughts on data-driven metrics for teacher evaluation, to which he replied: "There are certainly cases where applying objective measures badly is worse than not applying them at all, and education may well be one of those." Kudos to GOOD.is for spotting this.

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