I quit

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The district will have to find another Spanish teacher. For me, the Curriculum Death March is over. I am returning to bilingual education. This first year high-school position is famous for its high turnover rate and I now understand why. For the sake of my students, I regret being part of that turnover, but I am so immeasurably glad to see the end of this year.
Eduhonesty: My hands were tied by that curriculum. I could have made Spanish much more fun while also teaching considerably more useful Spanish — if I had been allowed to step off the tracks. But the structure of the class, combined with that district-wide test, did not allow the train to derail.