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Professors and the Students Who Grade Them

At the end of each academic term on many U.S. campuses, students complete evaluations of their course instructors. It is a process that has been criticized for years, and yet it shows a very common desire: to find an effective way to weed out the bad apples. High-stakes evaluations are in vogue not only in higher education but also in elementary and high school.

Are college students’ evaluations of their instructors a useful way to assess professors? What might be more effective?

Visit: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/09/17/professors-and-the-students-who-grade-them

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