Oh, those Common Core complainers [Letter]

June 18, 2014

I loved, loved, loved Emily Blumenauer's commentary, "Quit complaining about Common Core" (June 17)! I taught high school math in Preston County in West Virginia for 3 ½ years, and during the 2012-2013 school year, we began rolling out the Common Core standards in math.

The resistance from fellow teachers, administrators, parents and students sapped the passion for teaching from my soul, and I quit in the middle of the 2013-2014 school year. I now work in the field of education but far from Common Core even though I love math, love teaching and had embraced the challenge of incorporating the new teaching strategies associated with the Common Core standards.

Thank you for putting the thoughts of many people into such an effective commentary!

Dawna M. Rodeheaver

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