Should teachers have to choose between their jobs or their students?

05/17/2013 | Center for Teaching Quality

Teachers should not have to choose between preparing students for standardized tests or doing what is best for their overall development, especially when teacher jobs are tied to the test scores, middle-grades educator Bill Ferriter writes in this blog post. "When our best hope for change in education depends on individuals willing to completely subvert a dysfunctional system, it's not teachers who need to change. It's the policies and practices that govern their work," he writes.

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