I’m seeing a bunch of teacher blogs about getting ready for school in a week or two. The back to school ads are out in force.
I’m still almost four weeks away from the first day of class. Which is okay, I guess. I’m enjoying my summer.
But, we also have a month and a half of school after the CST tests that are of dubious value, ratings wise. It gives me a chance to focus on stuff that they’ll need for the next year, regardless of how it’s weighted by the standards. But none of that shows up in our scores, and the attitudes of some teachers leak out into the general populace, and the learning efforts just aren’t the same afterwards.
Still, it seems like our district could shift everything forward by a couple of weeks, to maximize the time in school before the test.
Maybe I’ll write a letter.