[Susan notes: Kudos to Stefanie, who says she's just getting her feet wet. May others follow her example, going forth and doing likewise. Getting the word out to the local press is vital!]
To the editor
Despite the claims of the Douglas County school board, creating a world-class education that emphasizes classroom collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity, cannot happen with pay for performance. A test shipped in from some distant corporate conglomerate cannot measure a teacherĂ¢€™s effectiveness any more than it can measure a parent's love. A test will not tell me what my child knows. I will trust her teacher to help me understand this complexity.
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