Skip to comments.Teachers’ Union Doesn’t Like Common Core
Posted on 11/25/2013 8:19:28 AM PST by Academiadotorg
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute sponsored a recent panel discussion titled, Traversing the Teacher-Evaluation Terrain. Inevitably, the discussion veered from teacher-evaluation criteria at the federal and state levels to upcoming requirements of Common Core.
One of the panelists, Rob Weil, represented the American Federation of Teachers as their Deputy Director of Education Issues Department. He voiced his opposition and disapproval of the top-down, federal government approach of Common Core throughout the discussion.
Weil argued that the legislators and bureaucrats like putting numbers down in legislation because it makes them feel good.
He said that teachers were hoping that the effort to improve instruction would actually work so they can improve their practice. He complained that teachers should have received timely feedback and relevant information. Hundreds of millions of dollars was spent to do measurement, but it stopped when people realized they needed to improve instruction to reach their desired outcomes, and then they had to recalibrate and revamp their Common Core rubrics, training and standards.
Weil lamented that we have this get it done instead of get it right philosophy in this country when these curriculum changes are very hard for teachers and educators to adjust to. Teacher evaluations have educators worried across the U.S. about their job security in a struggling American economy.
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Now that’s just weird. I don’t like common(rotten)core or teachers unions.
I pray they hold strong and fight tooth and nail with us against CC
It’s pure evil. No real education - total indocrination.
I don’t like teachers unions or Common Core.
Teachers unions don’t like standards, even bad ones like CC.
The teachers unions will like it just fine once they get paid off. Right now, they’re trying to raise the rate.
Likely the knee-jerk reaction to fear of ANYTHING that might threaten to impose some actual standards on them.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Suck it teacher's unions; you're part of the reason this...stuff..is spreading across the landscape. I hope you choke on it as it is forced down your collective gullets. Any school board member who supports it should be booted from their position as quickly as possible, too.
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