The Vergara Case: Is Harvard Prof Tom Kane the VAMboozler in Chief?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Audrey Amrein Beardsley of Arizona State Is one of our nation’s leading experts on matters related to value-added measurement. In this rarified but important field, Beardsley has a stellar advantage: she was a classroom teacher. Imagine that!

She has been following the Vergara trial in Los Angeles closely.

She writes here about the testimony of Harvard professor Tom Kane, who advises the Gates Foundation:

“If I was to make a list of VAMboozlers, Kane would be near the top of the list, especially as he is increasingly using his Harvard affiliation to advance his own (profitable) credibility in this area. To read an insightful post about just this, read VAMboozled! reader Laura Chapman’s comment at the bottom of a recent post here, in which she wrote, “Harvard is only one of a dozen high profile institutions that has become the source of propaganda about K-12 education and teacher performance as…

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