Here is why teachers are not speaking out…..

Today I was reading through the evaluation and of the 12 standards, 3 require you to show that you are supportive of and actively teaching the “Common Core.”  This is why teachers are afraid to speak out. I really am fearful for my job. There have been times when I have wanted to speak up, like recently when attending a district meeting and Common Core came up. The comment was made by a district official that those who were against Common Core were “kooks.”  This is the environment teachers have to work in.  If you disagree, you have no place to turn; you are hounded out.  I am ready to find another career and get out.”