I blogged a few weeks back about the need for librarians to be an integral part of assessment. In my usual blunt and tactless manner, I wrote:
Let's be brutally honest here: in the educational world, s/he who gives the grades gets the respect. From kids, from parents, even from admin. All else gets relegated to "support staff."
Well, here's the proof. Buffy Hamilton just posted this article on Facebook. Note the question asked by the attorney:
"Do you take attendance?" the attorney insisted. "Do you issue grades?"
I rest my case. Like it or not, if you want to keep your job, you better start taking part in assessment. I'll be blogging more about this in the next week or two,