New “Common State Standards”


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Frazer112358 wrote:
Standards, standards, standards. Hogwash. We are focusing on the WRONG thing. Build rigorous standards and students will come. What deception is being foisted on the educational world!! The research is clear: a competent teacher makes the difference. Building a new baseball park is not going to make your players better. High quality coaching in a decrepit ballpark will. Let’s continue hiding behind the smoke and mirrors and pretend that NOW that we have new “Standards” everything will be as it should be in la-la land. I’m disgusted with the continued focus on content standards. I do think we need them, and they are a step in the direction we want to take but they are not a Magic Bullet that will kill the ills that plague us.