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View Diary: Are you sick of highly-paid teachers? (276 comments)

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  •  Teachers are expected... (3+ / 0-)

    ...to bend over backwards, forwards and jump through hoops for the convenience of parents. The last school I taught at entirely revamped grading policies to meet the desires of parents to see lots and lots of entries on the  online grade site. In many cases, the policies were to the detriment of good teaching methodology and did not fit all subject areas. Even students saw through it and would refer to some busy work assignments as being given to them so the teachers could "feed the beast Sycamore" (the name of the online grading site the school used). Additionally, this required busy work artificially inflated student grades.

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