Teacher: Education policy should benefit students first

12/28/2012 | Teacher Leaders Network

Eighth-grade English teacher Ariel Sacks writes about her desire for President Barack Obama to alter his approach to education policy. The past four years of policy have focused too much on value-added scores and students' achievement on standardized tests, Sacks argues. "Students are the primary recipients of education policies, but I'm having trouble seeing how recent education policies benefit students at all," she writes.

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