Ridgewood teachers union supports Common Core opponents

Sep 18, 2014 by

The Ridgewood teachers union gave a boost to parents opposing the Common Core and assessments it is linked to at the kickoff to the new school year last week.

Parents and teachers alike say their questions and concerns about Common Core have largely gone unanswered, with parents worried about the future of their children’s education and teachers worried about the future of their careers.

Superintendent Daniel Fishbein addressed some of the queries at a Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Sept. 8, standing firm on two points: The district does not have the right to ignore the Common Core standards or opt out of the assessment, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

Fishbein also stressed that parents and teachers should not be concerned about the impact of the Common Core on students or the district’s curriculum.

via Ridgewood teachers union supports Common Core opponents – Education – NorthJersey.com.

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