It is so disheartening after 34 years of teaching and putting my heart and soul into the “care and feeding” of children ages 4-12, that someone is going to tell me I don’t do a good enough job unless my students make a year’s growth on a standardized test that is given on one day out of a whole year!
This is a very complicated matter and I can only talk about my own classroom, but this article gave the best analogy I’ve heard that explains the situation I’m in.
“Grading teachers: What’s the best way?
The method the state wants to use certainly isn’t”
By VICTOR L. WILLSON
Feb. 13, 2010, 7:02PM
I won’t go on any longer but teaching has now become very depressing and it makes a person want to retire RIGHT NOW!