The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wake Up Call
I was talking to a colleague this morning about the kids we teach. She teaches the brightest of the bright and was complaining that these kids are not nearly as good as the kids she had years ago. I don't agree.
These kids have IQ's and work ethics that are equivalent. The problem is not them, it is the system, something I have been complaining about for years. Today's emphasis on test scores keeps us from doing any real teaching. And, moving everyone ahead, having classes of 34 with kids ranging from barely literate to college level makes teaching to the top impossible.
America, we've got to wake up and start teaching again.