Striving educators

Math teacher Darren is shocked to discover he agrees with his superintendent on No Child Left Behind. The supe writes to teachers:

As much as have concerns about the NCLB, I do give credit to this law for unveiling the performance of our subgroups, which is data that was once ignored in our profession. The achievement gap is incredibly difficult to solve, but as long as there are schools that have managed to close or even eliminate the gap (such as the Ralph J. Bunche School in Compton) then we must continue to believe that this is possible and to strive to make it happen.

Again, I recommend Karin Chenoweth’s It’s Being Done, which profiles more than a dozen non-choice public schools that are closing or eliminating the achievement gap. It takes gutsy leaders like this superintendent and teachers like Darren.

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    You need history not to inflame but to guide around obvious minefields.

  2. Thanks for the shout-out.

  3. No doubt the superintendent is a dupe of the Wall Street oppressors of the proletariat. Or is he a running dog lackey of the capitalist exploiters of the working class?

    Does it really make a difference?

    As long as we know he’s a supporter of NCLB we know he’s got a cook book full of recipes for Irish baby stashed with his Ku Klux Klan regalia and his guaranteed genuine SS-Totenkopfverbände uniform.