I hope that all of you were able to squeeze in at least a little relaxation time over the break. It is hard to believe but we are about two months away from the end of the school year already and I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that.
I am also an officer of the State Education Department, and we have been directed to administer examinations. My failure to comply would be an act of insubordination and with these initiatives being so early in the development stage I do not want to play the insubordination card at this time. If we are still talking about a lack of curriculum and students not being prepared NEXT year, I will most likely be singing a different tune and my inner rebel will present itself. (To read a state guidance document on testing, click here.)