We have heard again and again that we are losing "the global competition" to nations like South Korea where students and parents take tests very seriously. But are test scores worth it?
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For the teaching profession to be truly revitalized, it is imperative that we address the issue of "respect."
I love my job, but I often think about leaving the classroom. The lack of respect, low compensation and limited opportunities for professional growth that come with being a teacher make it difficult to stay.
We must make every school as good as the schools in our wealthiest communities. That is exactly why the Department of Education recently launched the Equity and Excellence Commission.
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