Powerful personal essay by an ESL teacher who rejects what standardized tests measure, because they hardly begin to capture the entirety of who her students are, what they're capable of, and the relationship she shares with them. Stand up for brilliant and compassionate teachers who see the humanity in our kids.
I dare you to measure the “value” I add
(When i wrote this, I had no idea just how deeply this would speak to people and how wide it would spread. So, I think a better title is I Dare You to Measure the Value WE Add.) Tell me how you det…