The Post yesterday ran two teacher perspectives on SB 10-191 (see: pro, con). Both should be read, if only for the contrast. What I find really illuminating about them is how they talk about students.
One starts with a teacher engaging his students – asking their opinion. The author asks how it is that he can “demand the absolute best” from these students – it’s clear that he believes this is core to his work.
The other starts with a discussion of teacher tenure, and mentions students only in passing. Students “blow off school” or “suffer from myriad social ills.”
Perhaps they are both outstanding teachers, but it’s clear that they think about SB 10-191, and its impact on students, in very different ways.