I spent the day at a teacher workshop learning about how to implement the "Response to Intervention" model.
It's a regime that emphasizes assessing student progress in reading and making adjustments. It's all good, but the presenter is fresh off a career in military.
They way he talked about the kids who struggle in school made it seem as if they wear targets on the chests.
He used phrases like:
"You've got to target the kids.."
"Throw interventions at them."
His rapid, clipped manner of speaking gave me a splitting headache.