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Response to Addison (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 04:59 PM

3. And part of that, is the school system needs to make the teachers want to do that

I share this kid's frustration, but if I were in his teacher's position? Okay, I don't know her personally, but teachers in general are overworked, underpaid, and under pressure. What may be worse is that they spend years in school themselves, learning their subjects, learning to teach those subjects... and then when they get a teaching job, all of that becomes irrelevant, since they are now going to spend most of the school year "teaching" prep for standardized tests and passing out "packets" crafted by some dingus on the board who believes teachers aren't capable of creating their own programmes.

Both students and teachers are suffering from the state of our public schools.

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