So, my new job is in 3rd grade. Our ding-dong state super passed a law that all 3rd graders must score proficient on their 3rd grade reading test before being promoted to 4th grade. I'm really thinking if enough parent and teachers raise a fuss, it won't last longer than a year. I think this will be especially true if our current state super gets voted out - please dear God. There are exceptions, what they are IDK, but I know they are there and assume I'll have some info and/or training on them this summer. About 75% of the people who find out I'm teaching 3rd grade are telling me how they wouldn't want that grade because of this new law and asking me if I know what I'm getting myself into. However, I also feel that I'll have a lot of resources to help me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that every kid will pass, I'm just saying that the kids and I will have a lot of resources available to us to get everyone as close as possible. Okay, yes, it makes me nervous. I remember one of my professors telling us that we might not get the grade we want but have to deal with it if that's the school we want to be at. I know they don't mean anything by it. It's just, bleh.