This is the legacy of the policies that were rushed into place by states to get the federal Race to the Top money. We now have testing systems based on the mistrust of schools and the professionals who work in them. It will severely damage the relationship between students and teachers even as it is destroying the relationship between the state Education Department and educators across New York state.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Brother Fred sums it all up
Open Letter to Ed Secretary Arne Duncan in Valerie Strauss' column in today's Washington Post. Burris is the principal of South Side High School in New York. She was named the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.