Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site, and you should know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted herein.
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Monday, April 27, 2015
Tampa Times loser of the week Education Commissioner Pam Stewart
Loser of the week
Pam Stewart. Florida's education commissioner was "exasperated, frustrated, dismayed, angry" as Florida's computerized testing system failed yet again and forced teachers and students across Florida to cancel testing for the day. They may be even more exasperated, frustrated, dismayed and angry over the latest testing debacle than Stewart.
It is my contention that students and teachers of Florida have been losing since she became commissioner. This testing debacle is squarely on her and the state board of education's shoulders and it doesn't help that she seems to routinely divorce herself from the reality that is occurring.