"When a child like that does poorly on end-of-year tests, is isn't because the teacher failed them."There are anecdotal cases in every profession. However, a teacher who continues to turn out students who don't perform at or above grade level, year after year, is easily identifiable as a bad teacher.
The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.