Saturday, April 2, 2011

Letter to common good

“Teachers must be free to be spontaneous, and to deal with each student as a unique individual.

The human element has been crushed by decades of bureaucratic reform — by required protocols, by endless forms, by dread of legal proceedings for daily discipline and by rigid metrics forcing teachers to “teach to the test.”

Reformers have tried to compel competence by cramming bureaucracy down teachers’ throats, when the only hope of inspiring students is to let teachers be themselves, and form personal bonds.”

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