Oklahoma Education Truths author and Mid-Del Superintendent Rick Cobb throws his (worth much more than) two cents into the current standards fray today in response to an article that graced the front page of The Daily Oklahoman.
The Standards are Ready
Honestly, I can’t find of fault with Nelson’s statement. These people did work hard. It is a good product. There is room for improvement. There always will be. You won’t find a single member of the standards writing teams – math or ELA – who wouldn’t like to tweak a thing or two. It was committee work. They received thousands of pieces of feedback. This is the shaped work of their experiences, effort, and input.
Where we differ is what should be done with that feeling. I’m ready to move forward. So are the standards writing teams. So are our teachers.
For the record, if you’re feeling like you’re getting whiplash from all the back and forth, just know that we’re right there with you…