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As a parent, I want to be involved in creating a thriving learning community at my children's school. To me, this means a lot of things, including supporting teachers' expertise. The idea that as parents and taxpayers we somehow get to weigh in on every aspect of teachers' worklife really rubs me the wrong way. As taxpayers and community members we all pay for and use all sorts of public systems, but you never hear conversation picking apart parole officers' pay scales, or how to identify ineffective firefighters. We routinely have this conversation about teachers, and I don't see how this possibly advances the quality or quality of life of people working in education.
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