Teachers weigh in on the debate over NCLB. Read to find out what some California teachers are thinking regarding Common Core State Standards, annual testing, and what the new law should focus on in the years to come.
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January 19, 2015
January 03, 2015
I know you may be thinking, I don't have time to get involved in something else! But taking the time to get involved in education issues outside your classroom is a great way to stay connected with the larger issues at your school, in your district, and in your state. It's also a great way to keep recharging those batteries.
December 16, 2014
So now, in a way, I am program-less. There is no one teacher's guide that I regularly reference and where I find all my ready-made resources.
December 08, 2014
Teachers transitioning to the Common Core are all driving on a road that's dark except for the final destination. We have the added burden of building and modifying the car as we drive it, because there is no one curriculum to follow.
November 23, 2014
Why I made the decision to run for a seat in my union. I am not Pollyanna. I don't think that joining my union's 350-member house of representatives will cure the ills of education in this country, let alone in my state. But what's the old saying, "If you're not part of the solution then you're a part of the problem."
October 26, 2014
This entry is an introduction to Phylis Hoffman, a veteran teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Phylis will share her insights on putting policy into practice in the real world, with real kids, through real experiences.