COURAGEOUS ALABAMA TEACHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST COMMON CORE
- Current Alabama teacher who must remain anonymous to keep her job: “My husband said to me, ‘You’re like an artist who has been placed on an assembly line, and those children are products going across that line’. Yes; we’re cookie cutter teachers producing cookie cutter children…”
SEE TEACHER INTERVIEWS
It is vital that you hear these teachers who speak for their peers to understand how Common Core is affecting their teaching, their classroom and their students.
The teachers we interviewed each have their own channel link below. To make the videos more “watchable” we took each question and separated it into individual videos that range from 20 seconds to 3+ minutes. That way you don’t have to watch one long video, but rather you can watch the responses to the questions in which you are most interested. Click on the channel link or the picture and then scroll down to watch the individual question videos.
If you are currently teaching and you would like to be interviewed about the negative impact that Common Core is having on your classroom and/or your students then contact Becky@WetumpkaTeaParty.com. Subject line: “TEACHER INTERVIEW”. We can disguise your identity, if requested, by masking the video and changing your voice.
Current AL Teacher Speaks Out-Insists Identity Hidden
This channel features a current Alabama elementary school teacher who believes she MUST speak publicly about the negative impact that Common Core is having on her young students. She is fearful of loosing her job for speaking out so we masked her image and changed her voice. Click here to go to the channel then you can scroll down to click on the questions and watch her responses.
Teacher Given Ultimatum: Either Stop Posting Negative Comments About CC or Quit Teaching–She Quit!
In 2013, Carol Brown, a 19 year veteran teacher, was very concerned about the changes she saw in her students due to Common Core. She was posting her concerns on Facebook. Shortly after that her superiors told her to stop posting negative comments or quit. She decided it was more important to tell parents the truth rather than to continue to promote what she knew was harmful to children. Click here to access Carol’s channel then scroll down to click on the questions and watch her responses.
Huntsville Title 1 School Teacher Leaves Teaching
Mike Parsons was a teacher in Huntsville, AL. He saw the changes that happened to education after Common Core was implemented and he was alarmed. He now speaks across the state to educate people on why Common Core needs to be stopped. Click here to access Mike’s channel then scroll down to click on the questions and watch his responses.
Retired Teacher Is Now An Influential Activist
Lisa Harris is a retired teacher from Georgia who lives in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has been on the forefront of the Stop Common Core movement in Alabama. She speaks all over the state about the federal takeover of education through Common Core. In her interview, Lisa not only addresses policies that most parents/citizens are unaware of but she also shares what she witnessed in the classroom. Click here to access Lisa’s channel then scroll down to click on the questions and watch her responses.
These interviews were conducted by Wetumpka TEA Party President, Becky Gerritson, produced by Jack Temple Video and paid for by Eagle Forum of Alabama. Distribution of videos provided by The Wetumpka TEA Party with permission to redistribute.