Named, ranked and blamed

TES article – League tables that measure teachers individually are gaining popularity in the US, but their impact can be catastrophic. One such project resulted in a practitioner taking his own life after a poor rating.

TES editorial – Labels are easy to overlook. Fat free, reduced sugar, a third extra, eight out of 10 cats, the nation’s favourite… Labels are so ubiquitous that their pleading rarely registers. When they are applied to people, however, it’s different.

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