Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Push to Turn Us Into Numbers
It is easier for me to believe that this is more about diminishing the political power of unions, by demoralizing and frightening teachers. Anyone who has spent more than three or four years on a real public school, teaching real public school students knows that no formula can measure the job that needs to be done. The people being appointed to positions of power and respect in education today rarely meet this minimum criteria and have only well heeled and well connected allies, using PR to circle the wagons around the most significant sources of student struggles, continually distracting and handicapping those with the power to help with this educational idiocy.