Betty Peters: Any assertion that Amendment One will free Alabama of the much-detested Common Core State Standards is false.
Betty Peters: Years ago, I said that it appears No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had through Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) been replaced with No Vendor Left Behind (NVLB) eventually called the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). Looks like we’re stuck with this forever regardless of the name used.
Bill Gates recently asked, “Math is one area where we want to generate stronger evidence about what works. What would it take, for example, to get all kids to mastery of Algebra I?” Alabama State School Board Member Betty Peters answers his question.
Betty Peters: Is the US Department of Education afraid allowing Alabama to choose its assessment would make it stray too far from the federal corral?
Betty Peters: Michael Sentance gave us a clear outline for his vision of education, modeled on the highly successful reform effort he had been part of in Massachusetts.