While acknowledging that correlation is not the same as causation, an Oklahoma music teacher questions the suspicious timing of all the critical comments related to the new Oklahoma Academic Standards. She notes that the Oklahoma State Department of Education gave the standards to the legislature at the beginning of February, but no critiques were heard until after educators left the State Capitol last week. This, just days before the standards would have been automatically approved had not action been taking.
Maybe I’ve seen too many seasons of 24, but this is where my conspiracy theory radar goes off. Am I supposed to believe there is no connection between refusing to adopt our standards and foiling the voucher wolves’ plans to huff and puff and blow down our [school]house?