I'm on a roll with the prayers: Dear God - Please help us understand that teaching is not a competition, and that whether or not our students achieve high test scores does not reflect on our value and our worth as teachers.
Of the many questions Robert asks of the textbook companies in this series of articles, this is my favorite: How does the textbook align with the current emphasis by Advanced Placement (College Board), ACTFL and many State Standards on the Three
Robert continues with his questions for textbook companies. It would be nice if they would answer. But they won't. Their involvement in education is not spurred by the same interests that prompt these questions from Robert: How does the textbook take