Who’s Praise/fault is it?


I had a letter to the editor published this AM in The Des Moines Register. It questions why superintendents get the praise when student scores go up and teachers get the blame when they go down or stay the same. It notes that we are investing much of our educational capital into raising the bottom while at the same time the top may be barreling unnoticed in the opposite direction. Ever dowward on the path towards a center of gray stultifying mediocrity.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120413/OPINION/304130052/1038/opinion04/Now-about-those-higher-test-scores-

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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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