It’s been a long week and some Oklahoma educators, instead of feeling refreshed from Spring Break and ready to tackle learning with classrooms full of students, are feeling embattled and a bit overwhelmed.
Then Mid-Del Superintendent and OK Education Truths blogger Rick Cobb steps up (again) and clears everything up. Below is a link to his analysis of Achieve’s critique of the new Oklahoma Academic Standards, of Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment’s (ROPE) efforts to ditch the new standards, and of the delay tactics some of our legislators are attempting to implement.
Definitely Not Common Core
If we needed proof that the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for math and English/language arts are not just a rebrand of the jettisoned Common Core State Standards, it arrived Friday night with a resounding plop. At about 8:30, Achieve, Inc. released a 68 page document highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.