Blaming teachers

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An irony: Teachers are forced to teach to a test nowadays. More and more often, teachers can lose their positions if they don’t do this. That teaching leads to substandard results in the cases of students who are too far out of line with state standardized test expectations for their grade. For those students, teaching to the test frequently does more harm than good. Then administrations and everyday citizens blame teachers.

Eduhonesty: It’s like tying weights to a teacher’s legs and then demanding she jump the high bar.