COLUMN: When it comes to the Common Core, we should “teach to the test”—and no, there’s nothing wrong with that!
Dear Carol, Third-grade teacher Sherry Frangia, left, high-fives student Jayla Hopkins during a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Silver…
Value-added scores are a sham metric. They give top teachers negative scores!
Tying teacher evaluations to student test scores is bad educational policy
Dear Jayne, I appreciate your belief that all states should have the same or very similar standards. I also believed in national standards before the implementation of the Common Core.…
Schools across the country used to do their own thing
COLUMN: Education doesn’t need Common Core reform, teachers need the time and resources to build great schools
Now that every state has modified the Common Core and cherry picked their tests, are the standards “common?"
In a Florida school, not a single student opted out of testing
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In some districts up to 80% of families opt-out
Common Core equalizes students from different social classes by asking them to rely on text not personal experience
COLUMN: Common Core ignores underprivileged students — and testing will lead to more achievement gaps
This letter is part of a series between Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, and Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, about…