Stop meddling with educators

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va. — Educators in West Virginia already suffer from far too much micromanagement. A bill approved by the state Senate Education Committee this week would make it worse.

If enacted, the measure will ban school administrators from asking teachers to use their planning periods for work-related activities such as training, collaboration with other teachers or meetings with parents.

Good, conscientious teachers need those planning periods, of course. Most spend substantial amounts of time at home handling school work.

But banning school principals and superintendents from asking, even occasionally, for teachers to use the periods for other important tasks is ridiculous…

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