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    When a Principal Says Common Core or Die

    by Susan Ohanian

    In a New York Times article A Beloved Bronx Teacher Retires After a Conflict With His Principal by David Gonzalez reveals how devoted some principals are to Common Core:

    This month, the principal eliminated his early-morning civic leadership class, which engaged students in activities such as feeding the homeless, saying it was not part of the Common Core curriculum.

    That and the test frenzy is causing this 45-year veteran English teacher, winner of numerous excellence awards, a man whom "students praised as a lifesaver and life-changer" -- is leaving the profession. He handed in his retirement papers on Friday.

    He told the New York Times reporter that this profession he has loved for so long has become torture.

    I wonder what it would take for the New York Times editorial board to interview him--or even read this story.

    Not to mention the US Department of Education and your local Congressional representative.

    And school board.

    — Susan Ohanian
    January 25, 2016

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