Am I a geek or a nerd?


Why do we bother?
May 22, 2010, 11:43 am
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I just read this article (http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/05/19/32common-curric_ep.h29.html?tkn=YZTFPMBebsXgKYnKzL%2BgSr%2Bz3HJFJiRIivnO&cmp=clp-edweek) in Ed Week and am wondering why the MC3 group bothers to create curriculum. The common core folks are trying to figure out how to best create useful curriculm for teachers that integrates the core standards. Who do you think they mention first? You got it, the companies selling stuff.

Here’s a thought: how about using the people who are paid to assist classroom teachers, like, oh, say, the curriculum consultants? I know not every state has the same structure as Michigan, but all states/districts employ people who are assigned the task of assisting teachers through curriculum, professional development, and observation. And we aren’t motivated by any profit agenda–it’s our JOB!!

For three years I’ve been paid to help social studies teachers; MC3 has been the result. And schools don’t pay for it. But don’t let me stop you from turning over taxpayer dollars to the best salesman.

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