2014 “Best Teacher” Winner Quits Because of Common Core


February 20, 2015 by JImbo

Elyria High’s Stacie Starr announces resignation
“I can’t do it anymore, not in this ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’ atmosphere,” she said. “I don’t think anyone understands that in this environment if your child cannot quickly grasp material, study like a robot and pass all of these tests, they will not survive.” –
“It’s just hard because, as teachers, we are playing a game where the rules keep changing,” she said. –
See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/top-teacher-winner-quits-due-common-core-83571/#sthash.HUCJfRZJ.dpuf

Last year

I don’t think she’ll be the last. Local teachers I know are voicing similar concerns. The older teachers are going to “stick it out for a pension” but the younger ones are seriously reconsidering their career options. Private schools, online teaching, after school mentoring, private tutoring, etc.


One thought on “2014 “Best Teacher” Winner Quits Because of Common Core

  1. Pat Russell says:

    I hope she can go on by being a professor at a nice college.


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