Please read to the end. This is important. It’s about National Security…and individual safety.
At the WCS School Board meeting last week, a few parents stood up to voice their concerns. One parent was concerned about classroom air quality. Two parents were concerned about the new school in Nolensville being named “Nolensville High School.” Julie West voiced opposition to Common Core, and textbook purchases (at 11 min. mark). Julie West mentioned that CC is not just “a state issue;” many school districts, most recently Bradley County, TN have opted out of Common Core. West said WCS has the ability to reject Common Core, if they want to. (This is the opposite of what Superintendent Mike Looney told me at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon.) In Bradley County’s statement rejecting Common Core, they listed these reasons; 1) highly disruptive to student growth, 2) disruptive to the effectiveness of teacher lesson plans, 3) has not been benchmarked 4) data gathering would impact the student achievement component of teacher evaluation, and 5) they reject PARCC assessments.
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