A review by drsus
Adequate Yearly Progress, by Roxanna Elden


While I wanted to like this, because it's about teachers and their experiences, I couldn't. It just seemed like a depiction of teacher stereotypes, and it's not to say that those stereotypes aren't true to an extent, but it's worrisome to me that teachers are depicted this way to the general public. It's one thing for those of us who are inside to mock ourselves, but it's different when you project them to the public and they don't have the same perspective, so they can't fully understand it.

I like, however, that it opens people's eyes to the crazy and delusional, and honestly damaging expectations put on teachers. Adequate yearly progress is an excellent choice of title and is what we are all hoping for, in life and in teaching. I just couldn't fully get on board. I can't quite put my finger on what was missing. Perhaps it was just too superficial.