It's not easy being real and rigorous: How tough teaching can help turn around classrooms and schools
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Efforts to improve post-secondary outcomes are often focused on increasing rigor. But simply amping up curricular intensity and expectations isn't enough - and can lead to negative outcomes among students who are already struggling to succeed. We can set expectations that are both ambitious and achievable, though, by coupling increased curricular rigor with tough teaching approaches aimed at cognitive and non-cognitive growth.
Attention California charter school educators: During the week of April 8, the California Assembly Education Committee will hear AB 787, another CTA sponsored bill targeted at drastically changing the autonomy of local charter school boards. Learn more about the proposed legislation here. Get involved and reach out to your state representative. Here is a template letter to get you started.