March 2014

No Time to Waste

CEA calls for action to address botched CCSS rollout

Saying time is of the essence, CEA leaders held a news conference last week to release a survey of members that called for teachers to play a central role in addressing problems with the roll out of Common Core.

CEA President Sheila Cohen said, "This survey should be a wake-up call for anyone who tries to sugarcoat the reality in our classrooms. For students to reap the benefits of Common Core and for it to be successful in Connecticut, policymakers must listen to feedback from teachers about what is going well and not well; give teachers the time to plan, train, and collaborate; appropriately equip classrooms; and give students more time to succeed at the new, more rigorous standards before they are tested."

Watch excerpts from the news conference.

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