AFT grants will give teachers a voice on Common Core
"These grants are about giving educators some seed money to take their ideas about educational standards and convert them into practice," says AFT President Randi Weingarten. "Many educators support higher standards but are concerned about particular aspects, especially the Common Core standards' poor implementation and their developmental appropriateness, particularly in the early grades. We wanted to give the people closest to children a chance to do something different, as long as we were all focused on how to help students secure the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that the Common Core standards are supposed to be about." Read more.
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