JEFFERSON CITY, MO - A 20-year kindergarten teacher testified before the Missouri legislature this week about her objections to the Common Core curriculum and how it has negatively affected her students and her teaching. Susan Kimball, a teacher from southeastern Sikeston, said administrators threatened her with negative reports in her personnel file and colleagues suggested her job may be endangered for testifying before the education committee.
"I'm speaking out for those teachers who are afraid to speak out," she said.
Her complaints are similar to those being voiced in Illinois where State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) is pushing legislation that would delay the implementation of Common Core for reasons similar to those expressed in Missouri. In addition, the Common Core curriculum is expected to cost Illinois $775 million to implement.
H/T Duane Lester of The Missouri Torch