The biggest difference I have noticed is when I was in school we were able to master a skill before moving on...where as now, teachers are forced to cover their subject skills in a short amount of time so they can move on to the next one in order to have all the information covered for these standardized tests. Have you noticed anything different?
Answer by samurai_chica at 12:09 PM on Jan. 30, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 11:30 AM on Jan. 30, 2011
If you acted up, you were sent to the principals office for whacks. Seemed to take care of a lot of problems. When you did screw up in school you got into trouble at home as well. Now the parents are at the school crying that THEIR child would not do such a thing. And we must avoid responsiblity at all costs for fear of hurting their wittle feelings.
Answer by Carpy at 11:32 AM on Jan. 30, 2011
Answer by tinamatt at 1:17 PM on Jan. 30, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:44 PM on Jan. 30, 2011
Ever since NCBL came into play, it's a lot more TEACHING TO THE TEST, which I find discouraging, since I teach. I feel a lot of the surriculum is FORCED, allowing me very little room to go "beyond the text."
Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Jan. 30, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:39 AM on Jan. 30, 2011
Kids aren't held back unless the parents really want them to be, kids aren't smarter than they used to be - the technology has just changed a bit. There are huge chains of tutoring help that are available to help either get a child up to speed or to enhance their learning experience because they either aren't getting what they need at school, or the parent's expectations aren't being met by the schools. Kids are taught to test, not taught material they need to know and tested on their knowledge of what they should have been able to learn.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:50 AM on Jan. 30, 2011
Answer by ironkitten at 2:36 PM on Jan. 30, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:28 AM on Jan. 30, 2011
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