The real problem for American education has to do with poverty, not teachers. A crazy focus on testing and accountability has obscured the view. From David Denby in The New Yorker: 

"Teachers run from one testing regiment to another. But using the tests to evaluate teachers themselves has been questioned again and again by statistical experts as well as by critics of these programs. The heart of the criticism: the tests measure demographics (the class and wealth level of the students) more than teachers’ abilities." 

Read the full article "Stop Humiliating Teachers" here


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