Pavlov’s Cat has an excellent post that lays out clearly and simply why attempting to shoehorn the complexity of educating children into some objective scale to grade teachers and pay them accordingly is ideology gone wild.
More good posts about Julie Bishop’s flawed plan at:
Road to Surfdom: Julie Bishop report to the Headmaster’s Office
Larvatus Prodeo: Cat, Bag (worth it for some byplay between Kim and Christine Keeler in comments alone, but the post points out Bishop’s being caught with her foot in her mouth)
and from last week, Road to Surfdom: Management by Fad