Scathing Purple Musings
From the editors of the News-Press:
Think back to a schoolteacher who had a positive impact on your life. Chances are, your choice wasn’t based on explanations of quadratic equations or whether she helped advance your reading skills a full grade level.
Certainly, teachers teach. But great teachers also inspire students to look beyond the lesson plan, to see learning as adventure, not a chore.
Yet, Florida continues to test, teach to the tests and then evaluate students, teachers and schools based on those tests. The result is seldom[…]