Thursday is Ron Maggiano’s last day of school after a 33-year award-winning teaching career.
Maggiano is a social studies teacher at West Springfield High School in Fairfax County but is retiring, four years away from full retirement, because he feels he can no longer participate in the standardized test-obsessed environment that now drives public education. (He wrote about it in a letter I recently published.)
Dear Bill and Melinda,
I have quit teaching because I can no longer cooperate with the standardized testing regime that is destroying creativity and innovation in our schools. Today was my last day. Here is my story: