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  •  Here is an argument against what you have to (0+ / 0-)

    say right here:

    without revolutionizing the educator and her curriculum
    Sexist much?

    In addition to that, teachers don't develop their own curricula. They are generally set by an administrative board somewhere, state and federal mandate. NCLB was not the brainchild of teachers who felt it was a great way to assess learning and teaching. Private-sector testing companies had a lot to do with that legislation.

    In addition to that, when the educator (male or female) is forced to do things that are not helping improve teaching or learning (like cleaning the room, cleaning other facilities, doing mindless paperwork, dealing with top-down mandates from non-teacher administrations and school boards, and administering hour after hour of high-stakes multiple-choice tests) the problem with education isn't primarily the teacher.

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