Cheryl Dobbertin and I have teamed up again at Education Week to find joy within the Common Core. I don’t think it takes away from our message at all to say we have been working on this SINCE JANUARY– yet another symptom of the pure, hard slog up the mountain that this year has been for many educators, and certainly those in New York State. As if an average of 3 posts in the 2012-13 school year didn’t tip you off.
Right, so, I’ll make a deal with you, readers. If you leave a comment somewhere, it will remind me that I still have readers. (I put that in bold for you.) And perhaps The Line will travel with you through the July 1st implosion of Google Reader. So I’ll have that going for me. Which is nice.
In return…but, you know, never mind. I’m not going to make posting contingent on your blog love; that isn’t fair. Just know I’m gathering up my get-up-and-go for some more…regular…much more regular…posting, as Jose Vilson advises.
UPDATE: My old friends at Teaching The Hudson Valley have also posted some parts of the Ed Week piece, in part because their Summer Institute is focusing on sifting through the ambivalence surrounding the Common Core. Check them out, especially if you live in New York or downstate. They are kick-ass. And, the picture of me isn’t bad.