Bartleby, we need you now
Posted by aphillieteacher on February 20, 2011
Since December my juniors have not read single shred of literature in class.
They have not read poems, short stories, sampled the great literature of American writers or written creatively in response to an idea. None of the things that someone getting quality education would get.
instead, for the last 3 months it has been drilling for PSSA each and every day. The kids are sick of it, they don’t give a crap about testing and any glimmer of reading for enjoyment is long gone. Wonderful. This is what the School District of Philadelphia has done for their kids.
I ran across this today and I want to share it with you. I wish I could share it with kids all across America.