Missouri teacher Susan Kimball dares to take a stand against Common Core.
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There have been many dozens of anecdotal articles written about the abomination that is the Common Core Curriculum Standards. Examples of incomprehensible math worksheets, propagandistic social studies lessons, and even messianic tributes to Barack Obama passed off in the name of English literature abound.
Although there has been relatively little coverage of the reaction of teachers who have been saddled with this mess, these stories are beginning to surface. This morning, Connecticut station WFSB reported that some fifty public school teachers in the town of Torrington phoned in sick on the day in February when they were supposed to learn about the state’s Common Core standards. The sick-out might have been a coincidence, except that on a normal dau the number of teachers who report being too ill to teach is closer to 17.