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Thompson: Overly Scripted Curricula Cripple Teachers

Overwhelm_life21 During Miss Mimi's rookie year, her school used a scripted reading program and a games-based math program.  In her second year of teaching, it adopted a balanced literacy approach to reading and writing, began a brand new word study program and implemented a totally new math curriculum, in addition to re-writing their science and social studies lessons.  In her third year, they changed word study programs, as the science and social studies scope and sequence went through another overhaul.  In her fourth year, the school adopted  a third word study program, and instituted a battery of new tests.  This constant flux, it is no exaggeration to say, has "crippled teachers."   As we move into a new era of austerity, I also wonder how much it cost to sell, plan, implement, and evaluate all of those efforts. - JT
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