By Casey Liss
Blaming Teachers

The Atlantic attempts to explain why teachers are blamed for all of the ills of the education system here in the United States:

The focus on testing to evaluate teachers, then, is not based on a rational look at the research. Instead, one could argue, it’s based on the logic of the moral panic, and the created identity of teachers.


If we want to improve schools, one of the quickest ways is to reduce turnover; skilled veteran teachers may be schools’ most valuable resources.

My favorite part:

It means treating teachers as professionals to rely on, rather than as suspects to be policed.

A man can dream.