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November 16, 2013

Adapt, not adopt, those lesson plans

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But if that’s how they are being used in your local school district, it’s a bit unfair to blame King for that. 

True, it’s asking a lot to expect teachers to deviate from these lesson plans and still be confident that they are adequately preparing their students for the rigorous tests that lie ahead. But we have a great deal of faith in the Ken Siders of the world to do just that. 

We look forward to the results of efforts such as the Oneonta School District’s panel of educators, which has been tasked with addressing concerns from the community about the modules. And we encourage all districts to have the courage to “adapt, not adopt,” as the state has suggested. It’s a leap of faith, but knowing the quality of teachers we are so lucky to have in many of our schools, it is one we think will be rewarded. 

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