November 2013 Archives

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has been a mess and has put these standards at risk of survival. CCSSO and NGA need to select a Common Core Czar to oversee the implementation and grant this person the authority to make needed changes as well as recommend changes in laws and regulations.


North Carolina teachers, parents, and supporters of public schools staged "walk-ins" this past week to protests cuts in public education. The architect of these bad policies should pay close attention and start listening instead of lecturing.


The requirement of teachers being "highly qualified" under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been rendered meaningless by the latest action of Congress. They inserted a "loophole" for Teach For America that basically makes everyone highly qualified when they are not.


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