Okay, my anti Common Core warriors, it’s merely days before most of us will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving 2014. I’m sure we have a million things to do between now and then. So, today’s post will be a bit different than most of my “Musing” posts.
Thankful for what CC has taught me:
This day, as every day for me, I’m reminded WHY I fight Common Core: truth, freedom, and our students.
Thanks to this fight, now a little over 5 years strong for me, I’ve been reminded what REAL education is.
Real teachers are always a blessing and a gift to our kids I am thankful for.
I’m thankful for true officials who rather than sell out to false agendas, stand for truth.
It’s been a real blessing to be connected with so many everyday men, women, and students who, like me, could care less what convention is, and dare to be different.
Fighting CCSS has reinforced my voice as a citizen.
I’m thankful I live in a country where we are still free and able to exercise freedom of speech, not merely be ‘yes’ men and women.
It’s great to know that all of us, together are needed, vital, and a big part of the legacy of education in America.
I’m honored to be called a hero in this war and even more honored to have followers who are just as big in the hero business.
Lastly, fighting Common Core has taught me that truth is bigger than fear. That regardless of who’s watching, consistent pressure and effort is worth it.
So, my warrior friends, I leave you with this:
May your travels be graced with safety and peace. May your families be happy and rich in laughter as you gather together. May you take every opportunity granted you to speak the truth with love and firmness. I hope to see you next week when I resume posting. Until then, time to get in the kitchen!
May our words, “End Common Core” be carried out to fruition.