Don’t worry. This will be short.
It seems that everywhere I turn, someone is teacher bashing. It is all over the news and the yahoos who post in the Yahoo News comment section love to teacher bash too. It’s fun. But take a look at just about any school that was failing and taken over by the government. The teachers have all been switched out. The administration has all been switched out. And yet, the school is still “failing.” Why? Because of the one component that can’t be switched out. The student population.
The educational system has been interfered with for years. No Child Left Behind all but gutted any chance teachers had to succeed. So I decided to fix it. Ready?
Step One: Write off the high schools…for now.
Step Two: Put the Kindergarten curriculum back into Kindergarten where it belongs.
Step Three: Teach math.
Step Four: Everyone reads at grade level or no promotion.
OK. That’s pretty simple but every step can be explained and broken down into more detail.