Tuesday, December 16, 2014
McKinley Principal- We're doing Common Core, no I mean Missouri Learning Standards
Joplin R-8 elementary principals are filling the air with every educational buzzword in the book as they update the Board of Education on what is going on in their schools.
There are two buzzwords that administration officials and principals have been told not to use and up until a few minutes ago, they had avoided them like the plague.
Leave it to McKinley Elementary Principal Terri Hart to screw things up.
"We're teaching Common Core Standards," she said, then a look crossed her face like a deer caught in the headlights and she quickly corrected, "Missouri Learning Standards."
Huff Administration members breathed a sigh of relief since now no one would suspect that Common Core is going on in the Joplin R-8 School District.
Of course, Huff himself, on a nationwide podcast earlier this month, talked about how smoothly Common Core Standards had been implemented in the Joplin school district.
Don't tell anyone, though It's a secret.