FL teachers weigh in: How’s teaching changed since you entered the classroom

A lot has changed since you were in school, right? Students may be attending schools built two decades ago, but what happens inside those walls looks vastly different than it did 20 years ago. But is it better, or is it worse?

Many of Florida’s teachers say they’re buried under time-consuming paperwork. Educators, they say, are provided scripts of what to teach and how to teach it, with the requirement to document it all.

“We spend more time proving we are teachers than actually being them. When I started eight years ago, we had time to collaborate and work together without proving we did it. Now we spend so much time in meetings filling out papers that we can’t actually collaborate,” wrote one educator online.

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