I know as new,pre-service or new to the profession teachers,it might seem as though it's too hard to do everything, AND focus on current national discussions. I know that at times, I felt like that too. But...the times they are a change'in! This topic is too important to not pay attention to as a newbie!
DO try to to take the time and tune in to the EducationNation discussions going on LIVE on the web at http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=F5A7664E-C966-11DF-A1A...
If not LIVE, grab a cup of coffee,or tea, or ? and settle in for a bit with the archived sessions.
One, today 9/27 in particular, aired in the PM ET was quite good. It included a variety of panelists with diverse view points.
After you've watched...don't forget to head over to Betty Ray's group and weigh in your opinion here at @Edutopia.org