Many times when we talk to teachers they are unaware of all that Common Core truly entails. They are so busy trying to make the best of a bad situation for the students they teach that they simply don’t have time to look into all aspects of this new education reform.
This teacher, however, has taken the time to do some real research into the testing. Here is a letter she wrote encouraging others to look more deeply into the new assessment. It’s long, heartfelt and very factual.
To my friends and family,
I am an Idaho Teacher, and I am writing to you for help. For too long have many teachers sat quietly by and listened/let the Common Core and SBAC Testing debate go by with the hopes that things will be fine or change…..because truth and right always win, right? Although I do believe that truth and right will always win in the end, I know that there is often a lot of “yuck” to pass through before that happens. It is time that this teacher speaks up. I do want to make it clear that my opinions and research should not be reflected onto my school or any other school in Idaho. I work with an amazing group of people. The teachers at my school are highly trained and most importantly dedicated to their students receiving an excellent education. My administrator is truly one of the most caring and talented leaders I have ever had the privilege of working with. With that being known, I also believe there are some facts that need to be shared with the people of Idaho, so everyone can know what is happening in education right now.
Click here to read the rest of the letter. It’s well worth your time.