How many lives have you saved?

14391-nea1.JPG How many lives have you saved?

Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association, flew in from Washington DC to ask area teachers that question.

“Don’t ever believe that tests are what teaching is all about. We care about the whole child,” Eskelsen said at the kickoff rally for the Rowland Unified School District.

The leader of the association of 3 million teachers nationwide noted that teachers do much more than teach for standardized test scores.

“We’ll give you the scientists, lawyers, mothers and fathers of tomorrow. We will give you the American dream,” Eskelsen  said.

Read the whole story in the Highlanders.