2012 the "Best and Worst of Times to Teach"

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: It's the best and worst time to be a teacher, opines Justin Reich in Education Week in his 2012 signoff. His enthusiasm over technology's ability to connect and share best practices and resources are dampened by the simultaneous desire on the part of policymakers to focus on high-stakes testing and a narrow (STEM-driven?) curriculum. "We face a moment where technology dramatically widens the scope of educational feasibility while policy dramatically narrows the scope of classroom possibility."

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