Changes for Coming School Year

As schools reopen across America, teachers will see that there will be significant changes in the curriculum and battles about educators will be evaluated.  These changes will be one of the most dramatic in the way public education plays out in classrooms.

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core math and language art- standards which spell out about what students should know at each grade level. More than 40 states have agreed to link teacher evaluations to test scores or other student-achievement measures and four states plan to remove teacher licenses if the students do not improve.

Fourteen states have passed laws allowing for more charter schools.

Eight states have adopted or expanded voucher programs allowing tax monies to be used to pay  for private or church-run schools.

It looks like it will be an interesting school year.