Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data — not children. I quit.

A resignation letter from Cambridge Public Schools veteran kindergarten teacher, Susan Sluyter.

“When I first began teaching more than 25 years ago, hands-on exploration, investigation, joy and love of learning characterized the early childhood classroom.  I’d describe our current period as a time of testing, data collection, competition and punishment. One would be hard put these days to find joy present in classrooms.”

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