being a teacher, education reform

We Have It All Backwards

When the solution to budget problems becomes to bring in new unexperienced teachers because they are cheaper – we have it all backwards.

When decisions that affect our children on a day to day basis are made only at the government level – we have it all backwards.

When teachers performance are closely tied in with test scores created by test companies that making millions of dollars in profit off of their tests and programs – we have it all backwards.

When administrators try to build trust and collaboration but then take away the time to do it so that we can teach more – we have it all backwards.

When teachers try to restore discipline by setting more rules – we have it all backwards.

When we give our students even more homework to cover all the stuff we didn’t have time to cover in class – we have it all backwards.

When we blame technology for not being the magic pill to raise test scores – we have it all backwards.

When we buy more stuff for our schools rather than raise teacher salaries – we have it all backwards.

It is time to go forward not backward.

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