There were some great moments in education in 2011. Anti-bullying legislation was proposed in a bipartisan bill, and medical research gave new insight into special needs education. The greatest moments, of course, were the millions of teaching moments across the country, in schools and in homes.
Teachers faced lay-offs, pay freezes, budget crunches, higher class sizes, and paying for supplies out of their own pockets. Under intense scrutiny and more pressure than ever (standardized test scores, anyone?), teachers poured their hearts and souls into educating our kids, and we’re grateful. Their hard work makes it even more infuriating when these bad apples spoil the bunch.
Here, then, are the worst education moments in 2011.
What are you hoping will change in education for 2012?
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