[Susan notes: "When the richest nation in the world solves its own absurdly high rate of child poverty, we won't be having these kinds of debates" is a great summary sentence, and it's always good to point out neo-liberal connection to the Center for American Progress, which is spending its Gates money the way it was told to spend it.]
To the editor
Just because it's Common Core aligned doesn't make it boring (August 20)is a sad example of misguided thinking. While Ms. Partelow decries a "false dichotomy between teaching creatively and teaching from standards," she misses some of her own false dichotomies. For example, she suggests that those who oppose Common Core would like teaching to be a profession in which teachers can "do whatever they want all day with no guidelines or restrictions." This implication is ridiculous and reflects no understanding of the true opposition to Common Core.
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