Former Island teacher discusses education with US politicians
Former Bermuda teacher Derek Tully has met with US politicians in an effort to improve middle school education in the US.
Dr Tully, a Bermudian who worked in the Island’s public education system for 40 years, now works with the Association for Middle Level Educators (AMLE).
During a meeting of the board in Washington DC, he visited the offices of Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Patrick Tiberi to discuss ideas and concepts related to middle level education.
He said that, based on conversations with middle level educators, many are impressed by the Cambridge Curriculum, which was recently adopted in Bermuda.
“Many school districts are struggling with the idea of ‘Common Core’ standards in Math and Reading which are now in place in 45 of the 50 states,” he said. “They are four or five years behind Bermuda in terms of the introduction of a Common Core Curriculum.”