Teachers are being forced to teach to limited, invalid tests meant to measure student, teacher, and school proficiency. If educators truly understand their responsibility to each learner, they know that tests used to place, punish, and placate are worthless.
Every teacher is forced to be dishonest when they teach for the test. Teachers are being professional when they place the interests of students first and protect their students, their jobs, and their schools from politically motivated, useless, and destructive mandates. Professional educators support the teaching of a comprehensive curricula and evaluation via mastery criteria in each discipline.
Educators are finally fighting back against those who wish to privatize schools by using limited tests to discredit teachers and our public schools. NCLB is discredited, but still in place where corporations are gaining control of our education tax dollars, regardless of the cost to children, teachers, and America.