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Topic: Common Core

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March 12, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Teacher evaluations: Legislature’s reluctance a step in the right direction

Multiple choice: Many parents and teachers believe that states should not be forced to use student test scores in evaluating teachers because: A. Complaints that tests promote a narrowed curriculum; B. Evidence that students in more affluent districts score higher (stable residences and sufficient food could be factors); C. Concern that students and teachers would be judged by…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Common Core, education, Mary Wallon

March 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Teacher evaluations: Our education system isn’t failing

I take exception with two things in The Seattle Times’ endorsement of Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed legislation to protect $40 million in federal education funding [“Olympia must act to keep federal education funds,” Opinion, March 11]. First, The Times describes a “menacing” teachers union. However, Washington state teachers receive 5.7 percent less than the average American…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Common Core, David Locke, education

March 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Boycott testing tied to Common Core

Over the years, I’ve tried to talk to many teachers about the state of education reform. What I’ve come up against time and time again is fear — long-standing, well-established fear of retribution from administrators. It is a thing, and it’s an obstacle to high-quality public education. But times they are a changing, and teachers across…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Breann Treffry, Common Core, education reform