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My Skepticism About State Standards

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I’ve just written a post in my other blog, Engaging Parents In School, about new state standards Tennessee has approved for parent involvement.

I thought readers here might be interested in one paragraph I wrote sharing my thoughts about them:

I’m personally skeptical about the effect any kind of state standards actually have “on the ground” in schools and in the classroom, but these do sound good. The only way they can hurt, though, is if it leaves people who publish them feeling like they’ve actually done something useful (like people who call into talk radio), and don’t feel like they have to actually help provide resources to schools to implement them and help teachers and administrators feel like it’s in their self-interest to do so.

What do you think?

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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