That’s right; the book publishers tell the teachers what to teach, how to teach it, how long to teach it, and what practice should follow up the lessons.
Yes, and some of it is scripted. After teaching for over 30 years I look at the lessons, the books, and the practice work with a critical, experienced eye.
They are crap.
The lessons are not prepared by teachers.
The one size fits all instruction, timing, and follow up draws the ire of veteran teachers because it goes against the reality that each student learns differently, at a different pace, in a different domain, and that all teachers have different personalities and teaching styles, and that all classes are diverse with high and low and medium and special needs to be met.
How the H can the LAUSD bosses let book publishers dictate to the teachers?
How the H can the LAUSD bosses let book publishers and text publishers drive the curriculum?
How the H can the LAUSD bosses let book publishers tell veteran, experienced teachers what to do?
How the H can the LAUSD bosses really believe that the students of LAUSD are really learning other than for tests?
How the H can anyone believe that this is real education?