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Superintendent Threatens the Jobs of Teachers Who Oppose Common Core Standards

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“Apparently, people against Common Core are not welcome in ‘his’ district."

Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., helps student Melody Fritz with an English language arts lesson Oct. 1, 2013. Silver Lake has begun implementing the national Common Core State Standards for academics. Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in Lawson’s fifth-grade classroom. Now, students are being asked to think more critically -- what, for example, might a character say in an email to a friend. "It’s hard. But you can handle this," Lawson tells them. Welcome to a classroom using the Common Core State Standards, one of the most politicized and misunderstood changes in education for students and their teachers in grades kindergarten through high school. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)\n

Commentary by Victor Skinner, for EAGNews. Victor is a communications specialist for EAG and joined in 2009. Previously, he was a newspaper journalist.This piece was previously published on EAGNews.com.

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