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Nomination of the Week: Teaching to the Test

At, the nominations keep rolling in for our “Ten Worst Union-Protected Teachers” contest. Here is this week’s highlighted nomination, sent in by a concerned parent:

Two years ago [nominee] was caught in an internet chatroom, sitting at her desk, while the children were left to do whatever they wanted. The only punishment for this offense was to be moved from teaching one grade to a lower grade. One year ago angry parents paid a surprise to [nominee’s] class; she was playing solitaire on a laptop while the students were wandering around the classroom with no guidance. Her punishment was to be moved again into a lower grade. This year, [nominee’s] students began telling their parents that all they had to study for their tests was THE ANSWER KEY that [nominee] gave them!! Instead of teaching the kid anything about the questions and what the correct answers to the question are she was making them memorize the answer key (A,D,D,B,A,C… etc).

Click here to read the nomination for the Drunk Gunman, last week’s featured nomination, or click here to read more stories.

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