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Unformatted text preview: the “bubble kids.” Teachers should be help accountable for their students test scores, absolutely, but not at the cost of the other 17 children in the classroom, as was the case for Mrs. Dewey (Phi Delta Kappa International). It is exactly these practices in the classroom that causes parents to feel that the teacher is playing favoritism in the classroom with the children and that their children are being ignored because they are being given up on. If we practice gamesmanship in the classroom and pit these kids against one another, then the public will not maintain confidence in our schools. We pick and choose the kids deserving of our attention and do not focus on educating and building these children for the future instead of for a test....
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- Fall '07
- Joyce McHenry, Mrs. Dewey, data-driven instruction