Right now it’s the office of the superintendent, the board meeting room, the downtown administrator’s offices, and then the educational services centers.
Teachers and students at the center.
Education at their forefront, not testing.
Producing well rounded students, not test scores.
Turning out thinkers not followers.
Generating doers and producers.
Right now, these are rarities because the downtown people make the decisions and they make the news.
Teachers used to be praised.
Teachers were heroes.
Children and parents looked up to and admired teachers.
Teachers were the ultimate authorities and keepers of the knowledge to their students.
Now, teachers get the blame even though they don’t make the choices; even though they are never consulted; even though are the ones that create a world of education for their students everyday in their classrooms.
How did teachers go from heroes to being treated like the steroid users in baseball?
How did teachers go from underdogs to being kicked like stray dogs?
How did teachers go from being loved to being demeaned?
Downtown did it!