Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Which is the truer measure of progress?

Here's an insightful piece about Joe Thomas' class. Joe blogs at Shut Up and Teach.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” That line from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” could have been a description for Joe Thomas’ sophomore class at Mesa Vista High School last week.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, his students labored through AIMS testing. “A lot of my students won’t do well on it,” Thomas acknowledges.

On Thursday, his students went to Whitman Elementary School to read to kids as part of the “Read Across America” program conducted in elementary schools all across the nation.

Which is the truer measure of progress?
Good question.

Joe's post

Source: East Valley Tribune