TeachersPayTeachers February 2010
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Dear Teachers,

It seems like the country is pretty well convinced that our schools are a mess and that our students aren’t learning what they need to know. Is this really true? Is education today worse than it was during some golden age against which the comparison is being made?

Maybe the world is just more complex today then it was back then. Maybe we are awash in all the bad news and none of the good. Maybe teachers are far more skilled and effective today than they were then. Or maybe everyone’s right and our schools and teachers are failing miserably?

What do you think? Please share your thoughts on our Facebook Fan Page wall and together maybe we can
make sense of this.

Teach and be well,


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