Why School Isn’t for Children Anymore
One of the major reasons why I wrote America’s Schools at a Turning Point: And how we THE PEOPLE can help shape their future is that our nation’s teachers are currently overwhelmed by the parade of education reforms being foisted upon them and their students. As a result, many of our teachers are worn out both physically and emotionally, and some are being stretched to their breaking point. An all-too common example of how waves of school reform efforts have negatively impacted teacher morale is contained in the heart-felt words of a twenty-four year veteran teacher in Ohio. Her letter describing why school isn’t for children anymore was published on the website of the Washington Post this past March.