Anthony Cody reviews his own sharp criticism of teachers’ unions during the past year for their support of the Common Core standards in 2013.
Cody questions why teachers have no one to support them when they question the validity of the Common Core.
He doubts that a one-year moratorium on high-stakes testing of the Common Core will matter much.
In a column that he cites, he wrote:
In effect, the Common Core tests will refresh NCLB’s indictment of public schools and teachers, with supposedly scientific precision.
Teachers – and union leaders — may feel as if they should get on board, to try to steer this process. However, I think this is a ship of doom for our schools. I think its effect will be twofold. It will create a smoother, wider, more easily standardized market for curriculum and technology. This will, in turn, promote the standardization of curriculum and…
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