The next big common core fight

While most states are still gearing up to implement the common core math and language arts standards, “Kentucky is the first state to tie its tests to the new national Common Core standards in English and math.” http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/states-nervous-about-new-common-core-school-standards-85899435839 And the … Continue reading»

Another bite at “bar exams” for teachers

Education Week has posted a longer article about the American Federation of Teacher’s “bar exam for teachers” proposal. Some of the added details heartened me; most added to my misgivings. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2012/12/aft_calls_for_higher_teacher-p.html The higher standards for education program entrants, it turns … Continue reading»