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We host an education roundtable of guests to discuss whether there should be a moratorium on state standardized testing, and debate the coming Common Core curriculum. Joining us will be:
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A national curriculum in itself isn’t bad but not allowing teachers autonomy in their own classrooms is unacceptable. When curriculum is scripted, it’s narrowed and lacks creativity. The US could learn a lesson from Finland; they also have a national curriculum but the difference is that Finland affords its teachers autonomy.
Regarding a testing moratorium; absolutely and forever. It’s a waste of time, mind and money. Money which could be better spent actually giving it to schools instead of test makers.
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