A Teacher’s Voice: On Leaving with a Sad and Heavy Heart

Of all the research in education, the one variable that consistently shows an impact on student learning is the teacher. Yet teachers currently have the least amount of influence on our current educational system; they are treated as workers on an assembly line who turn students into proficient test takers.

If you don’t believe that our public education system is broken, please watch Ellie Rubenstein’s video. Her first-hand experience tells how legislation and policies have resulted in misdirected priorities, attrition of good teachers, and schools that are failing our students.

Teacher’s resignation video: ‘Everything I loved about teaching is extinct’

Typing showing the words I quit.

From the Washington Post,
May 23, 2013