Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It is to weep

Do not for a moment think I am condemning the teacher about whom I am speaking in this blog.

In this screwed up educational climate, people who teach ELA and Math are under undue pressure, and in this particular school, all teachers have part of their APPR based on ELA or Math. Thus ELA and Math teachers have the additional burden of not letting down their colleagues.

I wanted to weep because I saw a child's homework. The homework was directly from last year's CC state exam, with the added feature of The answer is ____ because_____ and The answer is not____ because____.

This poor teacher is giving students grades for practicing with questions from ill-conceived and inappropriate tests.

It is to weep.

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