When I was a kid, I used to watch Max Fleischer Superman cartoons with my dad all the time. As a result, the classic description of the Man of Steel is burned in my brain: "faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound..." I'm not sure why (maybe this happened in one of the cartoons?...more
In a system that rewards high test results with extra money and takes away funding from low-performing schools, what can you expect? We ought to be able to expect academic integrity, sure, but I’m not shocked that desperate teachers, pressured by desperate administrators, pressured by high-stakes testing help desperate students in a pinch. If your choice was to nudge a kid’s pencil slightly to the left or lose your job, what would you do?