Part of what teachers do is plant seeds that don't bear fruit in the short term. Why are we acting like kids=statistics? Read Confessions of a Bad Teacher and question why data-driven assessment is all the craze right now. Follow the money.
Confessions of a ‘Bad’ Teacher
The truth is, teachers don’t need elected officials to motivate us. If our students are not learning, they let us know. They put their heads down or they pass notes. They raise their hands and ask for clarification. Sometimes, they just stare at us like zombies. Few things are more excruciating for …