year, her school used a scripted reading program and a games-based math
program. In her second year of teaching, it adopted a balanced
literacy approach to reading and writing, began a brand new word study
program and implemented a totally new math curriculum, in addition to
re-writing their science and social studies lessons.
In her third year, they changed word study programs, as the science and
social studies scope and sequence went through another overhaul.
In her fourth year, the school adopted a third word study program, and
instituted a battery of new tests. This constant flux, it is no
exaggeration to say, has "crippled teachers." As we move
into a new era of austerity, I also wonder how much it cost to sell,
plan, implement, and evaluate all of those efforts. - JT (cross posted from TWIE)
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