CSCOPE and Common Core promote progressive education, which is student centered. This means that traditional methods of teaching, such as learning the multiplication tables is considered “old school.” Progressive methods of teaching, referred to as the 21st Century methods are more interested in students having fun and being excited about lessons. While this sounds great, many lessons are not exciting, but are necessary. If teachers are forced to only present lessons that students find fun, they will not be prepared for college. The more I learn about CSCOPE, the more I realize that it is a program designed to lower education standards.
Following is Part 1 of a teacher’s appraisals for three consecutive years. Notice that lesson content is not considered. The teacher is being evaluated on how whether kids are having fun.
Progressive Teacher Appraisal Part 2: Student Centers