A recently published U.S. News and World report article entitled “Schools Cut Other Subjects to Teach Reading and Math” addresses the issue of schools focusing more on Reading and Math at the expense of other subjects in an effort to meet the demands of NCLB and high-stakes testing. In speaking with various colleagues across my local school district, as well as, neighboring school districts, I find that many teachers and administrators are feeling pressured to promote an abridged curriculum. Of course, test scores look amazing. But, are we adequately preparing students to successfully compete in today’s society? Is this “new” curriculum encouraged in your school? Do you agree or disagree with this practice? Why/Why not?