Drinking the Kool-Aid

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Aug 20 2010

Heard in SA

On last year’s standardized test data: “We need to focus on the students taking the TAKS-M test this year. Those are the ones who are really hurting the school.”

On teaching the required first-week curriculum: “The district made this plan… but we’re doing only half of it. The kids won’t pay attention to it anyway.”

On attendance procedures: “We’re going to focus very hard on getting attendance up this year, for students and teachers. If you’re going to be gone, you need to call the office.”

On differentiating for students who lack basic skills: “It doesn’t matter if they know 5 x 8. This is high school. They get to use calculators on the test.”

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