“The combination of the increased needs of children and the increased testing and paperwork pressures of No Child Left Behind is a lethal one for many teachers. What started as exciting and meaningful work becomes overwhelmingly stressful and unfulfilling.
Inadequate funding, across all school districts in California, still places severe limitations on reducing class size and providing students with emotional support services. Additionally, many districts are more concerned with the stigma of low test scores than they are with providing adequate support for teachers. “
Full story By Mark Phillips in the Marin Independent Journal (hat tip to Jim Horn at Schools Matter).
Thomas J. Mertz