Been Caught Cheating
Oh those poor, poor teachers. Fox News reports that teachers were caught cheating to help their students perform better on new standardized tests that are part of Bush's "No Child Left Behind" act.
Some of these teachers have been fired, and some even face jail time. But, still, some people try to justify their actions:
Some say the new standardized tests are a fair and accurate way to assess learning. But others say they put an enormous amount of pressure on teachers to make sure students pass, because if they don't, the whole school might end up facing consequences.
Now, use your imagination for a moment. Imagine you're at work. Imagine that you're not doing your job well. Imagine that, because you don't do your job well, you, and your company, face (gasp!) consequences! The horror!
We're asking teachers to do nothing more than we ask of anyone else in this society. Every job has challenges, and it's about time these teachers accept the challenge rather than shirk their duty and blame their failures on everyone else.
There are wonderful teachers out there, but there are too many like these California idiots giving the entire profession a bad and whiney name.
Posted by at July 8, 2004 12:48 PM
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Some teachers obviously enter the profession for the personal satisfaction.
Others apparently enter it for tenure.
Guess which ones cheat?