Chris Guerrieri: The marginalization of teachers continues

The Northeast Florida Coalition of Education made recommendations to improve teaching. The coalition had 45 members of which only two were teachers. Their recommendations ranged from ridiculous, having students evaluate teachers, to decent, have mentors spend more time with new teachers, but not practical, who is going to teach the mentor’s classes? They also tried to push merit pay once again even though study after study says it doesn’t work. When wil they understand that teachers aren’t bankers and they operate and think differently and we need solutions based on evidence not on non-educators guts?

We have problems in education but they are never going to be fixed as long as blue ribbon panels like above continue to ignore and marginalize teachers.

Chris Guerrieri
School Teacher

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