Education

Suffering Under NCLB

By Brian Freedman — October 08, 2007 1 min read

Polski3, of Polski3’s View from Here, says he was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, but with a minor adjustment to his diet and medications he is surviving. What he cannot seem to shake, however, is the suffering he and his colleagues endure from teaching in a school that he says is a “long-term” failure by NCLB standards:

Suffering from the threats or promises of what can/will happen to teachers of consistently failing schools. Suffering through late afternoon "how to teach" inservice presented to us by people who have not taught real children (not counting how some teachers behave in these inservices), in a number of years. Suffering through these inservices' because they are not well planned.

Polski3 says he wrote to members of congress to complain but got only curt, “political” responses.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.