Idaho Teacher Speaks Out on SBAC Testing

Filed in Helpful Articles, Privacy/slds, teachers by on September 1, 2014


PART 1: Teacher Shares Experiences and Facts on Common Core letter by LeAnn Caster, Posted by Stephanie Zimmerman

Many times when we talk to teachers they are unaware of all that Common Core truly entails. They are so busy trying to make the best of a bad situation for the students they teach that they simply don’t have time to look into all aspects of this new education reform.

This teacher, however, has taken the time to do some real research into the testing. Here is a letter she wrote encouraging others to look more deeply into the new assessment. It’s long, heartfelt and very factual.  Continue Reading.


PART 2:  Deeper Facts on Data Mining in our Schools by LeAnn Caster

The response to my letter last month on the basic facts of Common Core were overwhelming. Since there were so many who were shocked and amazed at what they read, I am choosing to share a lot more. The information I share in this letter contains more facts that every parent and teacher and ALL citizens should know.

My aim is to protect the amazing kiddos that come in and out of my classroom each year, the outstanding faculty that I work with day in and day out and the parents that trust me to take care of and teach their children. Knowledge is power. Continue Reading.





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