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SBMS's Amy Hubbard Is Humboldt County Teacher Of The Year – September 21, 2012

“The greatest contribution I have given to education is the hours I put in helping kids,” Hubbard said. “I truly love my job and get up every morning excited to go to work. It is so amazing to be part of the learning process in a middle school child’s life. It is incredibly rewarding to watch them struggle with something and then get so excited when they get it—there is nothing quite like it.”

Andrew Freeman: Why I'm Not Preparing My Students For The STAR Tests – April 25, 2012

It’s April, and public schools across California are gearing up for the annual STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) exams. Cardboard boxes full of exam materials have already arrived at campuses, freshly prepared by the experts at Educational Testing Service – the non-profit corporation with a multi-million dollar contract to develop, score and report STAR tests.

Andrew Freeman: Bureaucratization, Divisiveness and Fear Are Hobbling Education – August 23, 2011

The testing regimen has resulted in school administrators pushing teachers to prepare students for the test, it has caused teachers to narrow the curriculum to cover test-relevant information, or “teach to the test.” Finally, it has short-changed our children from receiving the holistic, creative, enlightening, and empowering education they all deserve.