Journalist Charlie Mitchell in Mississippi has advice for politicians: stop telling teachers how to teach. What an idea!

He writes:

“Do members of the Legislature go over to Highway Patrol headquarters to instruct troopers on how to make a traffic stop? How about the medical center? Do you reckon our state’s elected elite scrub up, waltz into surgery and give doctors pointers on a liver transplant?

“But what began as a trickle of officious intermeddling with education has become a torrent.”

How about asking legislators. To take the tests they mandate?

Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/12/15/5970853_charlie-mitchell-if-teaching-is.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy