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Common Core’s Long Shadow a Primary Reason Former Teacher Is Pulling Her Kids from School District She Grew Up In

June 4, 2014 by Dave Urbanski

It’s not possible to conclude that Lynne Rigby doesn’t care about education.

A product of Seminole County Public Schools, Rigby graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 and returned to teach elementary school in the Florida district outside Orlando she called home as a student for so many years. She and her husband sent their children through that same district as well.

“We stayed here so our kids would be blessed with a similar educational experience and opportunities,” she noted.

But Rigby has been seeing a really big problem — and she detailed it in a meticulous 2,800-word letter to politicians and educators that took her six weeks to complete.

In it she explained that after a school year that was “totally disheartening” — as well as many attempts to navigate the myriad curriculum and standardized testing issues that grew only more maddening, perplexing, and convoluted as time wore on — she and her husband decided to pull their youngest kids from elementary school in the district they’d loved for so long.

read full article: Common Core’s Long Shadow a Primary Reason Former Teacher Is Pulling Her Kids from School District She Grew Up In

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