Last year, Stacie Starr was named by “Live With Kelly and Michael” as the Top Teacher in the United States. She shocked the northeastern Ohio community where she teaches this week when she announced at a forum to address standardized testing that she is resigning because of Common Core and standardized tests. The nationally recognized teacher hopes to start an after school tutoring and mentoring program to help at risk trends.
“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.”
The change in education to adopt common core standards has caused frustration for parents and students. And Starr’s resignation highlights that it is also affecting teachers. A prominent high caliber teacher has left the field of traditional education citing common core and testing as the reason for her departure.
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H/T: Third Base Politics