Category Archives: School Counselors

Future School Counselor: Our educational system is not broken, but if you continue your push for high stakes testing it soon will be.

Dear Mr. Gates, I am writing to respectfully request that you reevaluate your backing of education “reform” and the use of high stakes testing that goes with it. I am a mother of two middle school aged children and am … Continue reading

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No Amount of Professional Development Can Make Up for Lack of Teachers, Reading Specialists, Librarians, and a Full-Time Counselor

Dear Bill and Melinda, I’m sure my colleagues and I will be asked to do some “weaving” this fall, and there will be much talk about testing and scores. What there won’t be is any acknowledgment that we used to … Continue reading

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