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Hi,

If there are any teachers here who have experience teaching in other states I would especially appreciate your opinion.

I am a primary-level teacher in Texas looking to move to Denver and one of the reasons I am happy to leave Texas is the obsession with testing. After all, this was the birthplace of the beginnings of NCLB through GWB being the governor here and I think Texas like many states has gone too far with its focus on testing, connecting teacher pay/status with the test, teaching to the test, etc.. I have heard from colleagues who have taught in New Mexico and Georgia that there certainly are states that, while they obviously follow NCLB, are not as obsessed and test-driven as Texas.

So my question is, how does Colorado stacks up in this department? I know it can depend on a district by district basis, but there certainly is a lot of influence from the top down on how the whole testing culture is. Should I be making the move to Denver if I was...See More
CO Teacher It depends in which district you end up, if you can even find a job. :( Some districts push state testing (CSAP) more than others. Charter schools are the worst since they need the scores to help draw more students away from other public and private schools. (BTW, on average, charter schools also pay A LOT less than surrounding public schools.) ...See More
Sep 20, 2009
~Bradley On 9/20/09, CO Teacher wrote: > It depends in which district you end up, if you can even find > a job. :( Some districts push state testing (CSAP) more than > others. Charter schools are the worst since they need the > scores to help draw more students away from other public and > private schools. (BTW, on average, charter schools al...See More
Oct 5, 2009


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