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 al...See More