Let’s be clear: when Catherine Michna writes,

It is these children who are harmed by the never-ending cycle of under-trained, uncertified, first- and second-year teachers that now populates disadvantaged schools, and by the data-obsessed approach to education that is enabled by these inexperienced teachers.

What she means is:

“It used to be the case that public school teachers could reliably not teach their students anything at all and suffer no negative consequences of any kind.  Now they want to test our kids and make us actually teach them!  This is the biggest problem facing American education today.”


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