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Teachers in AZ, WV, OK, KY, and CO Turn Narrative from Test Score Outcomes to Shortage of Inputs

on May 10, 2018

We are not willing to invest the money needed to fix up neighborhoods and the schools in them, and do something substantial about poverty in this country.
Instead, we blame the teachers and the schools when they are not given enough resources and support.
The whole point all along has been to privatize the public schools and monetize education in this country. The heck with what is best for society and the kids and the schools, as long as the Education-Industrial-Complex is making money on the backs of our children.

janresseger

In the New Yorker,E. Tammy Kim summarizes the meaning of the mass walkout by teachers last week in Arizona:

“In Arizona and other states where teachers have recently gone on strike, pay is a central issue: the average American teacher earns five percent less than he did in 2009. (In Arizona, the average teacher salary fell from fifty-three thousand to forty-seven thousand dollars in that time.) But the protests are about more than salaries. In recent years, educators have been blamed by politicians and parents for an array of social problems, from bankrupt municipal pensions to low graduation rates in poor neighborhoods.  Standardized testing has constrained teacher autonomy and creativity, and charter and private schools have competed more aggressively for government funds…  Per-student spending has fallen fourteen percent in the past decade, and some two thousand classrooms have no permanent instructors.  Between 2010 and 2015, Arizona’s rate of teacher…

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