There’s a problem with the football analogy in Bill Gates’ recent op-ed in the Washington Post on testing and accountability: Tom Brady had to claw his way to the top of a pile of amazingly talented individuals to secure a job whose availability is so
rare, you have to be invited to apply. NFL hopefuls are subjected to the rigorous interview process described by Mr. Gates only after they’ve survived the four to eight year recruitment process of high school and college. There is no equivalency in teaching.
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