Award-Winning Teacher Retires Over ‘Testing Regime’ That’s ‘Suffocating Creativity’

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By Rebecca Klein
Published May 29, 2013, on the Huffington Post – Education

Ron Maggiano is among several teachers leaving the profession due to what they feel is an overemphasis on standardized testing.

Earlier this month, Maggiano, who has been teaching for more than 30 years,announced his retirement on Facebook. A history teacher at West Springfield High School in Virginia, Maggiano won the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for outstanding K-12 teaching in 2006 and the Disney Teacher Award for innovation and creativity in 2005, the Washington Post reports. Read the full story.