that testing is the best use of instructional time and resources for the students of LAUSD?
You never come to the schools. Members of the board, you are politicians, not educators, and the downtown administrators who once worked in a schools and now advise you, forgot what it was like two seconds after they left the schools.
Yet, you spend the money; you order the tests; tell the teachers what to teach; buy the lousiest textbooks; cut support staff and supplies from the schools; raise class sizes; and then raise hell with the principals, who raise hell with the teachers if test scores don't go up.
So what gives you the right to judge each teacher by his or her test scores?
Teaching is not testing. Teachers have a heart and care about the students first and test scores last.Read more