This teacher isn’t the first, and she most likely will not be the last.
Last winter, the web was shocked when a career teacher in Rhode Island quit from his post by reading his resignation later on the Internet.
The reason for stepping down, he said, was because for decades now the education system has blindly worshiped standardized testing in place of actual learning and teaching.
Now, a second teacher has posted her resignation letter on YouTube for the exact same reasons.
Veteran teacher I Quit You Can’t Fire Me says that like so many teachers, she wanted to help her community as a teacher, and loved the hard work.
But over the past 15 years she has noticed a disturbing trend that countless other teachers and parents are picking up on.
“The emphasis in education has shifted from fostering academic and personal growth to demanding uniformity and conformity. Raising students’ test goals is now the only goal in teaching. Everything I loved about teaching is extinct.”