Yes, that Pat Boone--and what he says makes sense.
Now, I don't think I need to be tested on math every few years. That would be ridiculous as well as expensive. Math teachers don't forget how to do math, and English teachers don't forget 5-paragraph essays. But teaching effectiveness--if it can be measured, we should do so.
Pat lays a lot of the blame for education problems at the foot of the NEA. It's not solely responsible, but it bears the lion's share. Yes, there are plenty of parents who don't do their part, but we teachers look silly when we say, "We won't budge until the parents do." We should still do what we can.