Just when we thought the battle was over, another wave of attackers appear on the horizon.
Mid-Del Superintendent Rick Cobb reports that our legislators are being inundated with calls and emails from individuals who oppose our standards. Cobb ponders whether these sudden opponents are even in Oklahoma — but speculates that in light of the Glenn Beck show (in which Rep. Dan Fisher called our Oklahoma-written standards a “back door for Common Core”) that aired recently, the opponents most likely don’t even live here or have any idea what they’re talking about.
Legislators: Please ignore these people. Listen to the educators who are working with our children in our state’s public education system, those who have actually written the standards, and those who are ready to have a set of standards approved and ready for us to start making exemplars, lesson plans, and curriculum maps.
will may be considering these standards on today. If you can be at the Capitol to support them, please do!
As far as I’m concerned, if you say “public schools aren’t worth restoring” and work tirelessly to convince parents that public schools are evil and to withdraw their kids from them, you forfeit your right to an opinion on how and what we teach. If you’d rather talk to Glenn Beck about the standards than to the teachers who developed them, you’re not even trying to be constructive. You still have your First Amendment right to speak, but discerning people should ignore you.