A story that has been making its rounds in the Twitterverse and other publications is the issue of teacher quality and the mass firings at a Rhode Island school. While I do not have all the facts, there are some good articles and discussions happening around this issue.
It is somewhat different for me as I teach in Canada and not the United States. Our systems are somewhat different. Eg Education -federally funded; Canada – provincial control. What worries me is that trends in the U.S.A. seem to end up here eventually, although not all provinces do standardized testing, although this could be argued – depending on the approach and jargon. I wonder if our systems in Canada will be influenced by the NCLB Act in the U.S.A. and its “tentacle” effects, even though NCLB has nothing to do with us.
I leave you with this.
“What are some valid solutions to improving learning in schools?”