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July 14, 2014

Common Core: The untold story

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Then again, the real untold story is that educators do not object to Common Core standards. Their beef is in having their futures dependent on how all students perform on standardized tests. Some say athletic coaches’ futures depend on how their students perform on the playing field. Why can’t classroom teachers be held accountable in the same fashion?

The answer is simple and obvious. Let teachers pick and choose which students take the test and they’ll accept that in a heartbeat. But when they have to be responsible for ALL students, that’s a game changer, one no coach whose future depends on winning would accept.

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