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Common Core: New York State Teacher Says He Was 'Ashamed'

Common Core: New York State Teacher Says He Was 'Ashamed'

Ralph Ratto, an elementary school teacher in Long Island, New York, writes an article about how at a point last week, he for the first time experienced shame in being a teacher. Ratto said he was administering Common Core assessments, and as he watched his 10-year-old students struggle to complete them, he felt it was time to take a stand, reports the Washington Post

"Today I was part of the problem," he said in the post. 

"I lost it today," he said. " I lost a little bit of my self-esteem. I lost faith in my party. I lost faith in my ability to protect my students. I lost my faith in our future."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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