Mrs. Lipstick at Organized Chaos spent the evening at a fancy dinner party where she is not shy about letting some of the guests know what she thinks of their uninformed opinions on NCLB and other aspects of American education.
me, armed with red wine and no husband to kick me under the table is not a good combo when i am seated beside someone who works at an education reform think tank and believes nclb is a GOOD idea.
more highlights later, as i am tired since i am actually a teacher and have to get up early to work with the kiddos. my favorite statement was “Come on, nclb only requires testing once a year. why does everyone spend so much time teaching to the test?”
That might have caused me to explode and say some not nice things.
Good for you! They need to hear from more real teachers.