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Cynthia Helphrey November 10, 2013 at 08:55 am
I am a veteran teacher. I was teaching high school English before the last "educationalRead More reform" fad. What we did is very similar to the "new" standards. Good schools will continue to be good; troubled students will continue to be troubled. English teachers will still spend weekends grading essays and other student writing. The biggest change for most parents--especially those with elementary school children--will be in the "standards based" report cards. Otherwise it will be the same rainstorm with a new umbrella which will not cover any more than the old umbrella did.
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Sally Wieck October 3, 2013 at 10:31 am
Schools today tend to have parents do the teaching by sending home extreme homework assignments. MyRead More son was a discipline problem in school so he was sent out of class each day to help the custodians while I had to teach him at night with homework. This isnt what schools are for. They are for stimulating and encouraging students to try their best - not to ignore students who need to develop positive goals.