UMass lecturer says school is punishing her
Barbara Madeloni’s crusade against a teacher assessment program scored by the mega-corporation Pearson won her a profile in The New York Times — but, she says, it also lost her her job. Madeloni, a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, maintains the school is angry that she and her students have spoken out against the program. But UMass says it had been planning not to bring her back all along. Now, Madeloni’s protests are aimed not just at Pearson, but at UMass.