The phrase excuses too many bad school reform initiatives.
Two prominent governors have been firing off the F-word quite a bit lately as it relates to school reform. What gives?
Actually, the message is clear. It's the substance that's the problem.
"On test days we watched our children break out in hives, refuse to eat, throw up, lock themselves in school bathrooms, shake, sob, and lose their smiles."
Reformers and policymakers talk a lot about how to recruit teachers with higher GPAs, higher standards, better standardized tests, big data and much more. What they don't talk about is the importance of teacher-student relationships.
Here's how and why it keeps happening.
You decide. Here's what he said.