Sorry to inform many, but the day teachers are given enough respect to be
included in the dialogue will be similar Thomas Jefferson being asked his
opinion by the British in1777! They don't make the kind of money that
legislators, administrators, and the ninnies that are "yes" men to have
any influence. The "yes" men, in this case, are those vying for those
high paying positions! So, the end result, will be more Core curriculum, more
technology at the expense of teaching, and more signatures to sign off on items
similar to the ones that haven't worked! Perhaps asking the most
experienced teachers, along with the parents of the students, is the best place
to start! I digress! It won't happen!
How about talking to parents, too? This issue is too important to leave to
educators with liberal leanings.
Political leaders will only give lip service.In the end, they
control, and when things don't work out, they'll blame teachers, and
call them "bad teachers".
You had Kory Holdaway.
* Utah teachers * School administrators* ParentsShould
have an active voice in education policy decision-making.
and we wonder why our nation's education is in trouble. I think about my
education compared to all the new ideas and testing that is taking place in my
children's education. Just wonder how many Milo T Farnsworth's, Bill
Gates, etc. will be created using common core and its okay Johnny you still get
a ribbon for your efforts type of education. Every new school year they seem to
have a new approach on how to teach math and reading. Just wonder who is getting
kick backs for new text book deals. Not the teachers.
Why should we ask the front-line workers anything? What do they know? If you
want to know how to improve customer service, do you ask the kid working at the
McDonald's counter for $7/hour? No, you ask the overfed, overpaid MBA who
never leaves his desk back at Corporate HQ.