Time to retire the carrot and stick

School teachers and administrators are cheating to gin up the scores of their students on standardized tests.  So reported the New York Times last week.

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An early retirement

Last Friday, on my father’s birthday, he walked away from a job he loved.  Due to health concerns, he gave notice to his employer.

For the past 24 years, for not much money, my father has been taking care of people. (more…)