Approximately 5,000 teachers marched in Washington today. Michael Alison Chandler and Sarah Khan wrote about the march for the Washington Post. According to the article, Sonya Romera flew from from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attend because “No Child Left Behind is demoralizing New Mexico.”
Her school is one of the majority of schools in the state labeled as “failing” under the No Child Left Behind law.
Under that “failing” label, Romero’s school has cut back time for physical education and recess, and she has been required to use a new reading curriculum, she said. The regimen “stifles imagination,” she said.