Just in from a teacher:

 

I teach in Albany, New York, and the State Education Department is crazy.

I just completed 1 month of testing. and no real teaching.

We are giving more tests than I ever dreamed possible.

Not only the state exams, but now local measures to help teachers with low testing students.

These new evaluations have spurred the worst frenzy I have ever seen.

It has been brought on by the Race to The Top money.

What a terrible idea no distict should have accepted the money.

There should have been mass protests about the strings attached, and it should be given back.