In response to the 12/9/2014 post, I Want a Full Benchmark,” a LYS Curriculum Director writes:


Thank you for the excellent information / explanations in your recent benchmark posts. Your posts support what we are trying to implement in our district. It’s good to have some backup ammunition when on the front lines, fighting the good fight.

SC Response I have the utmost respect for those of you in the Curriculum Department.  It is the least understood and appreciated position in education.  I have yet to meet a teacher or principal that has told me, “You know, I really like our scope and sequence.  Those curriculum people really have it going on.”

Instead, it is more along the lines of, “Right when we get everything figured out, those *$#&% curriculum people go and change everything.”

So even though your own people may not realize it, thank you for working everyday to provide the tools teachers need to have the opportunity to make a real and lasting impact with their students.

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