TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core

common-core-srie-1It’s interesting to hear a student opinion on Common Core as he views it in relation to teacher effectiveness. He’s an amazing speaker, and well worth spending 5 minutes to listen to. A couple of my favorite quotes in here include –

“If everything I learned in [high] school was a measurable objective, I haven’t learned anything.”

“Creativity, appreciation, inquisitiveness. These are impossible to scale, but they are the purpose of education. Why our teachers teach, why I choose to learn.”

” I’ve already been told by legislators and administrators, Ethan, it’s just the way things work; but why? I’m going to answer that question, it’s bureaucratic convenience. It works with nuclear reactors, it works with business models, why can’t it work with students?