Keep convincing yourselves that it is more important to hear the students voices in the class room that the teachers voices. With this line of logic we can fire all the teachers and let the students teach themselves and "discover the conttent of curriculum". Think of the reduced property taxes when we no longer have to pay teacher salaries, benefits and pensions. I, on the other hand, will continue to send my kids to private schools where the teachers do the teaching and cover the curricuulum and where a passing grade is 70%, not 60%. One day, when when our kids are competing for jobs I believe mine will have the education, skills and discipline to actually find a good, well paying job and excel in it.