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As he explains it, Michael Hussey just wants to "hold teachers accountable." So the young entrepreneur joined California teachers Tim and Nancy Davis in creating RateMyTeachers.com (RMT), a for-profit Web site where students can "have their opinions validated."
If you're a teacher, chances are you've already been rated on RMT, whether you know it or not. RMT claims that 537,030 teachers from 29,254 schools have received some 3.2 million ratings since the site was launched in August 2001.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Students rate their teachers on a scale of one to five in three categories: easiness, helpfulness, and clarity. Based on the average of the latter two …