Teachers get rated on whether or not they are teaching their students anything, as determined by the students’ scores on standardized tests in that subject. How can I teach you biology, chemistry, or physics if you are functionally illiterate? Here is a sample of a handwritten homework assignment that one of my students turned in. The student who wrote this is 15 years old and in the 10th grade:
Chinese Jamming GPS
A NOTAMS has been issued because the PLAN’S warships are jamming GPS signals in the South Pacific.