Drew McWeeney - Special to the Southern News I was both upset and angry after hearing CBS commentator Jim Rome's remarks about the students involved in marching band. His comment on Twitter stating "Is there anyone not in a marching band who thinks those dorks running around with their instruments are cool," proves no doubt that...
Since implementation of the new teacher evaluation system by Gov. Dannel Malloy and the legislature, I have believed opting out of standardized testing was a student right. I now see it as a civic responsibility. Under the current system, 45 percent of a teacher's evaluation is based on student test scores.