Excellent Commentary in Times Union

Favorite quotes! 

“Teachers continue to try but fight an impossible battle in the court of public opinion.

The narrative has to change. I refuse to continue to allow politicians and corporate leaders to say it’s the fault of teachers. We can attempt to fix inequality, and teachers will be a part of that conversation, albeit minimally.”

 

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Teachers-can-t-fix-societal-ills-4772082.php

Glimmers of Hope

Scores have been released and we will be getting our own “scores”. Just remember that these numbers do not truly reflect our teaching or students learning. But people are mad and they are speaking up. I am hopeful that change will come! I have a few links below that are worth your time! 

Just read this on Facebook! 

http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/news/new-york-state-senate-to-hold-hearings-on-testing-teacher-evaluations-other-education-reforms-syracuse-com/?fb_source=pubv1

 

Great commentary from a local administrator-Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt Is Outraged by New York State Tests

I may have posted this already but it’s definitely worth repeating! 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/teachers-letters-bill-gates_n_3600758.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Education