From Jeffrey Solochek in the Tampa Bay Times:
In resigning from Pasco County schools, outgoing assistant superintendent Amelia Larson submitted a three-page letter to the superintendent and School Board chairwoman detailing her passion for education and her strong concerns about Florida’s direction.
“Florida’s current system is reckless and will inevitably hurt the very children it is aiming to protect while also alienating the very professionals it needs to carry the work,” Larson wrote. “While serving as assistant superintendent over the past two years, I have always asked the question of every situation: ‘Is this best for kids?’ My answer to Florida’s current accountability system is, ‘No, this is absolutely not good for kids.'”
Larson goes further in her letter and finds that “there is a real concern over excessive student testing that does not inform instruction, but simply ties results to high-stakes educational decisions such as student promotion or generation of VAM scores for teacher’s evaluations.”
The non-educator educrats which surround current governor Rick Scott will dismiss such a point of view as virtual sacrilege from an infidel. Besides, they wouldn’t listen in the first place.