The new school year offers teachers an unprecedented opportunity to prepare their students for college and career and the real possibility of losing their jobs.
"The Common Core State Standards that have been adopted by 46 states are designed to help teachers create lessons plans that focus on standards that are fewer in number, higher in substance and clearer in content than those that existed before ("What Every Child Can Learn from Kentucky," Time, Sept. 30). I hope that teachers will regard them as targets rather than as straitjackets. If they are implemented properly, teachers will still be able to be as creative as ever."
Via Mel Riddile