Sunday, March 23, 2014

3-23-14 The Answer Sheet

The Answer Sheet:

Sen. Grassley seeking to defund Common Core in Congress
Having tried unsuccessfully last year to persuade his colleagues in Congress to defund the Common Core program, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is at it again. Grassley is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking legislators to sign on to a separate missive that will be sent early next month to Senate education budget appropriators, asking […]    

Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data — not children. I quit.
Susan Sluyter is a veteran teacher of young children in the Cambridge Public Schools who has been connected to the district for nearly 20 years and teaching for more than 25 years. Last month she sent a resignation letter ( “with deep love and a broken heart”) explaining that she could no longer align her understanding […]    

All Week @ The Answer Sheet 3-22-14
The Answer Sheet:All Week @ The Answer SheetChicago students pulled out of class for questioning over test boycottSome Chicago public school students were taken out of class and questioned by district investigators who are looking into a boycott staged by teachers of the mandatory Illinois Standard Achievement Test earlier this month — and their parents, who weren’t asked for permission — are angr