It may be the US scenario which is quite different than ours, but since BC so often finds itself following blindly many policies from our southern neighbours, this educators column is very important commentary. He is responding in an open letter to the new US Education Director Duncan, on Obama education policies.
Teaching is indeed a profession of “nation builders and social leaders dedicated to our highest ideals.” Please do not confuse Teaching, as has happened so often in our recent past, with social engineering and societal reform. We cannot fix everybody, but we still try to help every child we can. Teachers deserve better than they are getting. You must be the leader out of the wilderness of blame and the wrong-headedness of equating progress with a standardized test score. Be a Teacher. Lead.