the ultra conservatives and tea party screamers. Let me rest assure you that would be a very uncomfortable elevator ride. What however has failed to be
articulated is both groups are against common core for dramatically different
I unlike them am not concerned about some government take over of education though I do think NCLB and RttT, both from the federal government has been a weight around public schools necks and I am not overly concerned about the release of student information, overly concerned that is, either.
not the standards that I and other liberal teachers are against, it’s the over reliance on
high stakes testing, the lack of infrastructure/computer resources and the fact
it is going to siphon hundreds of millions out of classrooms where the money
really needs to be used.
teachers, want their students to do well, liberal teachers want their students to
be prepared and competitive when they graduate and most liberal teachers I know
working with the standards really like them too. What we don’t want is to see
more money siphoned out of the classroom and to be scapegoats for a system that
isn’t ready to go on-line.
by the way is a sentiment that most Superintendents in Florida share.