Proceeding to the next skill when the students have not mastered the current one.
Socially promoting students who are not ready for the next grade.
Graduating students from high school who are on elementary levels.
Giving test after test knowing it is a gross waste of time and money.
Not being able to teach all the subjects that they are supposed to teach since the only ones considered important are those tested.
Not having time for remediation, review, enrichment or challenge.
Using textbooks that do not have enough practice and that teach the skills improperly.
No longer being able to inoculate the love of learning and the joy of reading into the students.
Not making education fun as it was in so many ways before they had to teach to the test.
Being forced to accept disruptive secondary students back into the classroom as the school’s administration will not provide assistance.
Going along with decisions made by downtown bureaucrats, superintendents, school board members, state bureaucrats, and publishers, while teachers are never consulted.
Allowing the wealthiest people in the country and their foundations to influence public education in ways that are totally wrong.