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[Susan notes: This teacher wrote this note to me, but I'm not releasing her name--or even her state. She is Every Teacher. Teachers in every district in every state are being told to do things that are not good for children--and there is no one at their back should they choose to make ethical decisions. Their unions and their professional organizations are too busy counting monies from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.



This note brought it all very up-close and personal. I cried when I read it. I don't think a teacher has any other choice. Moral principle requires: Resign or Revolt.]

Submitted to but not published
11/01/2013

Dear World.

I've taught 12 years (fourth grade). Common Core was THE reason I resigned this past Monday, effective Dec. 31. Sadly, I can no longer do what I know is in my kids' best interest. It's heartbreaking what "they" are doing to children, in the name of education.

a 4th grade teacher


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