Education policy pundits across the country would have you believe that U.S. schools are failing. They say that are students are not being challenged, that our teachers are lazy and overly protected by unions. They say that the solution to this is privatization, union-busting, mass firings and holding schools accountable through high-stakes testing.
But is this true?
Watch this video produced by the American Federation of Teachers and judge for yourself:
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students' voices and choices.