In response to the post, “Latest School Rankings – Part 2,” Brezina writes:
“Unfortunately, this works in reverse also. It is sad, but a Principal can uses these techniques to place students in an alternate setting to enhance their school’s scores, and it works. Then we see the cycle repeat itself when the game playing principal gets promoted because test scores got better under his or her reign. Even though it was merely a case of addition by subtraction.”
So it becomes a question of ethics. Do I play the game to benefit my students or do I play the game to benefit myself. Which is one reason why the three of us (you, me, and Brown) can be so polarizing. If someone is playing the game for the wrong reason, we point it out, loudly. It doesn’t matter if you are a politician, friend, enemy, client or colleague. Some respect us for it, some tolerate us for it, some ignore us for it, and some hate us for it. But you taught me a long time ago that it is better to be hated due to principle than to be admired due to duplicity.
Think. Work. Achieve.