Sorry, but I’m all for teachers getting better pay, better support, better education. I know a great many public school teachers and most of them work their hearts out to very little praise and/or public support. We’ve got a few decent charter schools in FL, but many of them open in shopping malls/old buildings/etc, and do very little to help the students under their care.
I CAN walk now as if I know what I’m doing, but it took about 50 years. . .
Ol’ Betsy was prolly an ace tester, but as we can all see, she can’t put together a logical, long-range education plan covering the complexities as well as the many opportunities for better education these days. . .just close the public schools and put every kid in for-profit charter schools.
And their cousins—lizards—are great for insect control.
One hip replaced two weeks ago, second in about a month, Still got my knees, though. . .
Are those two direct descendants of the deer that “washed” the dishes for Snow White?!? Lick the plates clean, please. . .
Don’t feel bad, Earl . . .I’ve gota scanner just like that. they’re probably cousins. . .
Please. . .Wiley . .as if ANY CEO or HR department actually CARES about delivering this kind of news in a “nice” way. . .
Then, of course, there always those in the line up who begin to be jealous of/fear your competency. . .office politics, doncha know. . .got caught by that a couple of times.
The only problem is: how do you know standardized testing is going to show you what every child learned? Multiple answer testing is hit-or-miss deal: what if a kid doesn’t feel good the morning of the test? What if s/he knows the answer MOST of the time, but just can’t think of it that minute? I’m not against testing, but I think it should be considered along with everything else the kid has done: some essays, some projects, some presentations. None of my jobs ever hinged on a standardized test: I had to show that I could, day after day, FIND information, and put together in a plan or a lesson or an article or a presentation over the course of the working year. . .