Why Teachers Suck …

My favorite part is the one about the teacher failing because she doesn’t play the paper game part well. Or perhaps that’s my least favorite part, it hits a little too close to home! Out of the fifty million things we do each and every day, all too often we get evaluated on some arbitrary measure instated by some educrat who is playing the projection game because, in their hearts they know they couldn’t, wouldn’t or didn’t cut it in the classroom. 

Source: Why Teachers Suck …

Lewiston Mom Knocks it Out of the Park

Save Maine Schools

as you can see...The following letter, written by Karen McClure-Richard of Lewiston, Maine, appeared in our local newspaper this morning.  It was written in response to the superintendent’s call for an improved state test, and it’s awesome.

This is a response to Bill Webster’s guest column about the MEA tests (June 18). I find his change in opinion on that test very interesting. As a parent, I have spent the past five years advocating that school leaders take a hard look at the over-testing of students. Much of what Webster discussed in his column could have come directly from the many emails I have sent the Lewiston School Committee through the years.

Sadly, while so much focus has been on the one state-mandated test, I have been seeing an increase in the amount of time being spent on numerous assessments that are used multiple times per year, starting with even the…

View original post 129 more words