I’ve been teaching for 17 years and in this time I have seen the pendulum swing back and forth many times. Sometimes it swings real hard to one side, and as a teacher I get a little nervous. Sometimes it actually is in the middle somewhere, which is, in my opinion, where it should be. Currently I believe the pendulum has swing again to one side. This side is all about school choice, state assessments and teaching to the test. This is not what is best for kids. As a teacher, I can only do so much to make changes. I certainly begin in my classroom and try and protect kids from the impacts of the pendulum swing (I’ll talk more about this in another blog),but I want to do more. This is my space to make my concerns heard. Thanks for reading!
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