I am a proud father of a wonderful new third-grade teacher.
With the abuse of testing and abuse of the results by our government, children are hurt, and teachers are asking for transfers. The laws stipulating testing results are failures, and they are harmful to our schools, our teachers, and our children.
Children are more than statistics. We need to treat them as fellow humans, not metrics.


Two more weeks.

That’s how much longer I will be teaching during the 2013-2014 school year. So far, I’ve done it! I have two more weeks, but I’ve done it! It hasn’t been perfect. It hasn’t even always been my “best,” but it has been accomplished. I will continue to pour my whole self into these next few days, but I know that I can’t do much more for my students right now. I have to trust God that I have done all I can and He will do the rest.

Galatians 6:9 – Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Last week, my team received the results of our third graders’ state reading test. An Unsatisfactory score will result in retention this year (unless the student can meet certain exemptions). For some of…

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