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Wow. This has to be one of the most powerful and poignant images I've seen in a long time. It saddens me to no end how much enrichment has been slowly removed from our education system. Sure, math, reading and science are important. But we are creating human beings, not robots. Let them be creative and use their minds in other ways too. (Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.)

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This is painful to watch. I really hope these kids maximize their potentials. As teachers, it our role to encourage them to hone their skills and not box them in a certain academic pattern. To each his own, we should remember that.

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As a music teacher I feel this daily. I was told by my principal that 45% of my evaluation is based if the SAT writing score of the students. Then I was instructed to have them write 5 paragraph essays to help enhance their scores. What about the standards that I need to cover. Then he said that the writing is more important…. So sad…

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no child left behind ended in 2015.

No it hasn’t it’s very much enforced and to add insult to injury there is House Bill 4545 to go along with it.

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This is the reality. That is why I don't give too much homework or activities. I just let them enjoy the class while learning something new.

Sad to see this happening. But I do consider that the policy has no ill intent. There is just a problem with the implementation. Pair that with the teacher shortage and you have a recipe for disaster

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