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What exactly am I doing here, again?

Some colleagues recently posted and emailed links to some thought-provoking blogs that tap into some concerns and qualms about my role as a teacher in a traditional high school. 752 more words

EdReform

It's about the Schools and the Jobs

Then County Supervisor Scott Walker was walking our village July 4th parade campaigning for Governor and I was standing alone on a stretch of sidewalk smiling and offering a hand. 366 more words

Chipping Away at Charter School Myths, One Canard at a Time...

As the Founder of Performance Academies representing 13 successful charter schools in Ohio and Michigan, I can tell you we work with some these states’ academically neediest students.   615 more words

Charterschool

Next Steps for Ohio's Charter Schools: Preserving the Future for Kids and Families

In 2001, when the Ohio charter school movement was still in its infancy, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, along with 17 other education organizations covering teachers, principals, superintendents, elected school boards, treasurers, and custodians filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of our schools—threatening the very existence of the program. 1,501 more words

Charterschool

My Fellow Americans, It’s Time to Boycott College

Let me tell you a tale. He’s a hardworking kind of guy, so he decided to forgo the customary process of sitting around his house complaining on Facebook that no employers are knocking on his door to compliment his pajamas and offer him six figures to do some Really Important Job. 8 more words

The Ruling Against Teacher Tenure

I probably waited too long to write this post about teacher tenure, because it’s become a hotly-debated issue very quickly after the Vergara v. California… 1,036 more words

Reflections

Zero-tolerance for kids is a fast and slippery slope to lock-up

Many people assume that when kids get into trouble while they are in school that they are sent to the principal’s office, held after school, or maybe even suspended. 780 more words

Juvenile Justice