I was having a great day teaching today.
Then I read this article about how the governor is saying that the APPR standards aren’t tough enough and he is going to look to make changes.
And another one saying that he won’t sign the bill that he introduced and negotiated making things easier for teachers who were hurt by the not-so-smooth rollout of the Common Core. The links are in the article: It’s About to Get Real
That made me a little bitter, but it turned out just to be an appetizer when sent me this one.
In it, the Director of State Operations writes to the Chair of the Regents and Commissioner of Education how the governor “does not want to demonize teachers” and then proceeds to ask twelve questions that would seem to do just that, asks for suggestions on how to do it better, and insinuates he will use his budget to do so: Governor’s Letter. This letter will show the direction the governor is going as we head into 2015 and is worth a read.
No matter what they say, no matter what they think, for whatever it is worth, I believe that we do a fantastic job making our students the most important people in our district!