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Boy, Are We Reformed!

Are you suffering from “reform fatigue?” This is the decade of education reform. Plans, plans, plans. Let’s take a few minutes to look at the educational reform plans floating around. In December 2015, the Board of Education approved the update to the Strategic Plan of 2012-2018. This up-date was a response to the ESSA Act which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. This plan created “Success Indicators” rather than almost total reliance on standardized testing. Some of those indicators were the number of students receiving special education services, rate of absenteeism, number classrooms lacking teachers. The sign of relief could be heard in every corner of the state. The plan also consi

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