(Hour 3 b,c) Do teachers have the right to express their opinions about such controversial topics as Common Core and high-stakes testing was the first topic Sid brought to this morning’s show. The answer is an unequivocal yes providing it does not disturb the normal functioning of the school.
Teachers, of course should exercise a good deal of professional discretion in deciding to what audience they will address their comments.
Sid also introduced the notion that perhaps science in the elementary school is a not a good use of time or investment of money. This is a topic that will be revisited in future shows.