Swap “Doctor” for “Teacher”

Bradley Flansbaum

Posted 2/25/12 on the Hospitalist Leader

If you have not heard, the NYC Dept. of Education released a report card assessing all of its 18,000 teachers.  It is making a lot of noise, particularly here in the city.  Read the story, regardless of where you live–it is interesting and a policy exercise that is no doubt, coming to a theater near you.

What is striking, and I allude to it in my title, is the resemblance of the arguments here, as compared to those made by the physician community.  The CMS ratings site will ramp up with substantive data in the upcoming decade, and the same fears of inadequate adjustment, sample size, and inaccurate information are front and center:

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