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Teachers are Sick of Hearing These Things from School Reformers

Teachers are Sick of Hearing These Things from School Reformers

Some teachers have been "going along to get along" when it comes to education reforms with which they may not agree. Still, many are weary of certain issues.

According to The Washington Post, Georgia teacher Ian Altman shared seven things teachers are sick of hearing when it comes to education reform. This list comes from conversations he had with educators across the country, and some are furious with education reformers.

"It's past time for teachers to stand up for themselves and their profession," he said. "In that spirit, here's a list of things reformers should quit saying to teachers because they are wrong-headed."

One item, "Don't tell us that you know more about good instruction than we do," explains how reformers do not understand that some teachers must use a curriculum that gets in the way of real teaching and learning.

"How about leaving instructional policies to us, the instructional experts?" he said. "Good teachers are good because we know what we're doing, not because we blindly follow instructional policies."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor 

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