Wendy Bradshaw is a mother and a teacher in Florida’s Polk County who specializes in working with children — infants through fifth grade — living with disabilities to help improve their educational and life experiences. She has undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in education. Bradshaw loves to teach but she has reached a point where she cannot tolerate working within an education system focused on standardized test-based accountability that forces children to perform developmentally inappropriate tasks.Hat tip to reader Anna for the link.
She is, she said, tired of being forced to make kids cry.
Here is her resignation letter, which I am publishing with permission. This appeared on the website of the The Opt Out Florida Network, a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education and against test-based school reforms. She is an administrator for the Opt Out Polk group within that network.
Here’s what Bradshaw wrote....
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Why A Special Education Teacher Resigned
From the Washington Post: