Teachers Innovate Where Candidates Don’t

Huffington Post

“The implementation of the Common Core has extended an invitation to educators…to raise the bar within their classrooms and engage students at a higher level,” writes Anne Eden, a high school teacher in Colorado. Eden, who has implemented a rigorous curriculum driven by student inquiry, argues that educators need continued support in order to develop curricula and materials aligned to the standards, and many political candidates have failed to offer “real suggestions” for reforming education to benefit teachers and students. She concludes, “I believe that teacher voice matters in educational policy. My days are spent encouraging students… that their voice[s] matter.”

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