A Prescient Warning that Was Ignored
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How do you utilize data to inform instruction?
How do you utilize PD to motivate the staff?
What are you doing to make the students college and career ready?
To me, the solution is better, fewer, and fairer tests. The bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act was a step in the right direction. By providing funding to states and school districts to audit their testing systems and reduce unnecessary and duplicative tests, the legislation can help us find the right balance on testing.
When states came together on Common Core, I thought that was a laudable effort. But, like many Americans, I have concerns about how the Common Core has been implemented.
Quality public charter schools can provide parents with real choices for their children. In fact, many of the country’s best public charter schools are opening doors to opportunity for disadvantaged students. That’s why I have long been a strong supporter of public charter schools and an unflinching advocate for traditional public schools.
The Every Students Succeeds Act provides a great framework for supporting educators. And specifically on the issue of evaluations, the law helps us move in the right direction by providing states the flexibility to design holistic accountability systems. That moves us closer to ensuring every student has a supported and effective teacher in the classroom.
...schools alone can’t overcome the crisis of children living in poverty. This is something we all need to come together to address as a country. Because the truest measure of any society is how care for our kids.