"Since every one of the reforms you support (Merit pay, charter schools, high stakes testing) have been thoroughly discredited as having any positive effects by all current research, it is unclear whether you are ignorant, a dupe, or just dishonest about your actual agenda."
"Teachers and leaders in high poverty districts like mine are being punished just in the way you mention. We are given neither financial nor technical support from the experts who come and judge our work in continual drive-by evaluations conducted by retired authorities who presume to have all the answers on paper but give us nothing to make their suggestions possible."
" In order to be able to finish the curriculum in time for the standardized test I am not allowed by my principal to slow down regardless of whether the students are learning or not yet your “reform” punishes me."
"In the last paragraph you talk about recruiting teachers. You have started with a false premise. Look at the actual numbers. There is no shortage of certified teachers. Districts around America are laying off teachers who are not only qualified, but wanting to teach."
"Perhaps if we had been allocated even a smidgen of the USD 4,000,000,000 in tax subsidies granted to the oil and gas industry, these teachers might have be able to continue to serve their impoverished community in the coming school years, no?"
"If you are sincere, then create a fair and equitable evaluation system in which teachers have a real voice in the evaluation of their administrators. Too many administators are neglecting their own duties while working so hard to discredit and distroy the careers of their teachers through the evaluation process"