Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Teachers Forgotten Again?

While chasing down a much more scandalous story, (in the same county) I came across this little note in the Marshall County Kentucky Tribune Courier about a County School Board Meeting. In the meeting, the Governing Board expressed its delight that the local schools had achieved high test scores.

According to the paper, the Board recognized principals and students for their hard work. Noticeably missing (at least from the paper's account) was any recognition for the teachers that had also undoubtedly worked hard to help the students succeed.

This is a concern that both EdWonk and TeachWonk hear repeatedly from classroom teachers around the country.

Is it important to recognize students and school administrators for hard work? Of course it is important. But it is also absolutely vital to honor the contributions of the teachers that actually work with children in the classroom