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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teacher Tweets the Truth on Common Core

I've deleted the names of the teachers on twitter but this is an otherwise unedited exchange between two teachers.  Remind me again why Common Core standards are so great?


Thought for today: CA schools are not ready for Common Core. From infrastructure to instruction, we're being setup for failure. 

Tell me more - why/how are CA schools being set up for failure?

In 1.5 years we start testing on standards we're not teaching with curriculum we don't have on computers that don't exist.



  1. It's not just them. Even if we are technologically ready now, we won't be when those standards change in 2015/2016. Our curricula have to go through major overhaul to align with CC and we still don't have a clear understanding of what the assessments look like. You know, the assessments that are now going to make up 20-50 percent of my performance review?

  2. Its your unions assholes


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