Stephanie Rosenblatt, president of Cerritos College Faculty
Federation, and a librarian at the college, has seen what
happened to counselors in her district when performance metrics
were imposed on them.
Speaking about the school administration officials, Rosenblatt
said, “They want to game the system – they don’t care if it’s
quality counseling – they just want a bunch of education plans.
The education plan is supposed to be the artifact of an important
conversation, but they just want to check off these productivity
measures,” she said. “Our counselors have master’s degrees and
some have PhDs – they went to school for student contact, not to
be chained to their desk all day, writing education plans.”