"Our teachers give their utmost everyday to the children and young people they serve. They impart untold amounts of knowledge and create learning environments that ensure every child can achieve his or her true potential. Teachers have the power to make lessons real and make success attainable, for every student, on every day. As the American philosopher Sidney Hook once said, 'Everyone who remembers [their] own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.'"
Let's analyze for a minute, shall we?
How can teachers "create learning environments that ensure every child can achieve" when we are pressured to have nonsensical 'word walls' and post objectives that don't matter to the students?
How do "teachers have the power to make lessons real and make success attainable...every day" when we take more than 10 days out of the year on standardized testing?
If students remember teachers and not "methods and techniques" then why are scripted curriculum mandated?
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