I wonder if there are any other institutions in DC that might have inspired the teachers with the idea that in the face of a major problem, the best solution is to make up some performance measures, hand out bonuses, and move on?
Oddly absent from the article is the local teacher union, which is presumably eager to see those teachers who acted unprofessionally sacked both "for the children" and for its own reputation. Cough, cough.
Oh, and it is too bad that the Obama administration decided to shut down the evidence-based DC voucher program. That must have been "for the children" too. Cough, cough, cough, cough.
Hat tip: Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach on Facebook