by Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers
summary by Carnegie Perspectives
"Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write: We suggest that our response against shifts in standards and assessment should not be to cling more tightly to old traditions and practices. We seek to enter the conversations about building something new, starting new traditions, meaningful to children and adults alike. The reason to allow for a reduction of teacher focused lessons, and increase the requirement that students inquire, think, and apply learning, demonstrating their knowledge in different ways should not be because the standards say so, but because we understand it will help them become better thinkers, with persistence and resilience."