19. Do you support or oppose efforts to provide educators with sufficient professional development to ensure that they can deliver high-quality instruction aligned with the new Common Core State Standards, and ensure that any student assessments that influence an educator's evaluation are well aligned with the curriculum?
This question raises the issue of the imposition of "Common Core." I have no idea whether the program itself is good or bad, but the way it has been imposed on teachers and students, without their input, without adequate testing, and with almost no teacher training is very wrong. I understand this on a personal level. It should be obvious that teachers deserve sufficient information to be able to integrate new standards into their teaching, in a way that enables them to deliver high-quality instruction. The training for Common Core standards should, however, be done at the local level.
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