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1. Some people make bad furniture.
2. Some people make great furniture.
3. Therefore, people who have never made any furniture at all must be put in charge of designing new standards of cabinet-making.
Result: Great furniture makers are required to focus their efforts on making more and more plastic chairs.
I AM A RETIRED TEACHER. So, I no longer need to worry about the state of American education.
Still, I do.
It is my belief that reformers, mostly with good intentions, but always with little true understanding of what needs to be done to improve the nation’s schools are taking more and more control.
It is my belief that there are bad teachers—and we should do more to get rid of them.
It is my belief that most of America’s teachers are good; and I believe all good teachers are working extremely hard. (You can’t be good in this profession unless you sweat blood.)
It is my firm belief that standardized testing has done great harm to the process of true learning.
IF I AM RIGHT, IF YOU AGREE, what do we do?
WHAT DO WE DO?
I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM OTHER TEACHERS; SEND ME AN EMAIL: VILEJJV@YAHOO.COM
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