Posts tagged with reform

Thanks Met Life!


Recent release of the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, is great…if you’re a statistics student looking for a great example of a downward trend-line(1). If you’re a teacher however, it just confirms everything you knew, suspected, or are living. The results have many of our best and brightest looking into an earlier than expected retirement. I […]

Diane Ravitch visits Sacramento and Linda Darling-Hammond finds her voice…


This post is more a personal reflection of Diane Ravitch’s recent speaking engagement in my town and my own personal analysis. For a more comprehensive look at that event, look here. I’ll be adding more posts at over the next few days. These views are my own opinion, not the union’s, etc. Diane Ravitch was […]

Adding to my permanent record…


Recent feature on my former school site, featuring yours truly…  

Week 10: Why teach narrative writing?


So, I did last week’s post late, and it was more about the beginning of this week (which didn’t get much better by the way) than week 9. Rather than focus on the FUBAR that week felt like (it wasn’t that bad, just felt that way), a post by Dina Strasser seemed relevant to a […]

Think nationally, act locally…


Image Source: Vermont by gothamschools, on Flickr In the aftermath of the Save Our Schools March, we now need to face which direction and what actions we will be taking in the future. My advice to the organizers was that much of the action is happening locally, and while reformers have a “national” plan and […]

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