Carol Burris has valiantly rallied her fellow principals in New York to oppose the state’s test-based evaluation system created in response to Race to the Top.
Carol is principal of an exemplary high school in Rockville Center, New York.
Some readers responded to her latest post by saying, “look, it’s over. They won. Live with it. Make the best of it.”
I hear this all the time: Stop fighting. The train is leaving the station. Resistance is futile.
Carol answers here:
I will continue to put my energies into bringing this awful system down even as I seek to protect my teachers from it as best I can. There is nothing that the creators of this system would like more than for us to ‘make the best of it’. The ‘make of the best of it argument’ was what inspired MLK’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I am so glad that King wrote that remarkable letter and did not take the advice to slow down and make the best of segregation.