Teacher & Leader Effectiveness

It's Time To Recognize That Machines Are Learning All The Wrong Things


For example, software algorithms are being used to generate scores that evaluate teacher effectiveness. Rating teachers is a laudable goal and could theoretically eliminate human bias in evaluation, but these algorithms have faced criticism because reducing human behavior to mathematical formulas is very hard. Days after making the shift, Facebook was criticized again when the algorithms published a fake news story. We expect human editors to act with journalistic integrity, but replacing people with algorithms doesn't always solve the problem.