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When Teachers Cheat

Center for Teaching Quality

CTQ's teacher leader Justin Minkel writes: "The NCLB-era fixation on testing has turned thousands of schools into Potemkin villages, where what matters is looking good to outsiders, not actually being good for the students, parents, and teachers within those school walls...Adults in the education system sometimes bypass the hard, incremental work of becoming good in favor of smoke and mirrors that can make us look good for those few anxious moments when the outsider's gaze burns bright."

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