Hey, don't worry. The Chinese and Koreans 've got it covered (They're ferocious about math over there).
Us North Americans can easily continue to slum it prioritizing low-level capitalism (corner stores), and trade-labour jobs on the oil sands
you shut your mouth!!
teachers are under an incredible amount of pressure to make sure they dont let anyone fail!!
no matter how bad their grades are
The comments at the site are pretty one sided. Hardly anyone on the side of the teachers.
That's more true than you know.
If that's true, I think it's because we are tired of reading these comments, and can't even be bothered to try and propose an alternate reason which will be ignored, because.. hey, as kyfe said, we're in it for the money. It's true. That's the only reason why I stay at the same school teaching 39 kids in a class of inner city students. As hard as it for some to believe, kyfe and bbj especially (both of whom seem to hold a special dislike for teachers), some of us do it because we love it.
Firing teachers for poor scores is a failed approach. The threat of being fired for poor scores will likely result in more cheating the system and subsequently inflated scores. Please see No Child Left Behind (U.S.) for more info.
Teachers do need to be held accountable, and I think EQAO scores can be part but not all of the accountability equation.
I have never been a fan of using these summative forms of assessment to measure student achievement.