Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jersey Jazzman: The Real Legacy of "Reform"

Jersey Jazzman: The Real Legacy of "Reform":


The Real Legacy of "Reform"

In the not too distant future, we will look back at this assault on teachers and say, "What in the world were we thinking?":
Not long ago I spoke at an “open house” for high school students who wanted to meet college professors and learn more about different career opportunities. 
When relatively few students or their parents showed interest in elementary education, a father remarked that he understood the rejection of teaching as a profession and that he, too, was trying to convince his exceptionally bright daughter to think instead of a business career. 
“Who in the world would want to be a teacher these days?” he asked. “All 

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