Nation’s Top Teacher Resigns

Stacie Starr, a veteran Elyria, Ohio, teacher, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at the local public library and fought back tears as she announced her retirement at the end of the current school year.  “I can’t do it anymore, not in this ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’ atmosphere,” she said.  “I don’t think anyone understands that in this environment if your child cannot quickly grasp material, study like a robot and pass all of these tests, they will not survive.”  Stacie is not just any teacher.  Winner of the 2014 Top Teacher Search, she is one of the most highly regarded teachers in our nation.  I strongly recommend that you take a few minutes to read the account of what took place the night she resigned and view the compelling video of why she did it.

 

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