How's your math class, Teddy? Ok. Is your teacher any good? I guess. Are you learning anything? Dunno. Standardized tests may be imperfect … but they tell us more than our son does.
We're thinking of transferring Teddy to a better math teacher. Why? His is ranked "incompetent" in the teacher ratings. She shouldn't be allowed to teach! If parents were ranked … No one would be allowed to have children! We wouldn't need any teachers.
The paper ranks local teachers. Teddy's math teacher is barely competent. Let's transfer him! Why? It's good training for the real world … Of barely competent bosses, bankers and political candidates. Ahh. Bad teaching: The foundation of our democracy. Precisely.