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NYS Regents week - who cares

This is our chalkboard with a quote from one of my students after seeing her school on the Mayor’s list of 94 failing schools.

On Monday, we begin the week of proctoring a series of exams taken by High School students across the State. 1,042 more words

State Senate to hold hearing on school accountability bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Failing public schools would have no sanctions under a bill scheduled for a public hearing before a state Senate committee.

Tuesday’s hearing comes as the Senate, Assembly and Gov. 94 more words


Faith Based Stupidity

In this case, I am not actually talking about religion.  I am talking about education.

Once again the politicians all over the country are wringing their hands over what is “wrong with our schools.”  All kinds of stupid ideas are put forth by people who haven’t set foot in a classroom since Senior Ditch Day just before their class graduated.   901 more words

'Our Failing Schools. Enough is Enough!' by Geoffrey Canada (TED Talk)

Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now — and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. 33 more words


Focus less on type of school, more on student needs

This is a follow-up to this last post: Don’t leave school discipline up to Mr. Petrilli

Just to be fair to both sides, I will also be addressing the inaccuracies in this post, a counter to both of Petrilli’s articles: … 670 more words

Best Interest Of Kids

The Equivocal Fox in the Educational Hen House

National discourse on public education has raged about failing schools and failing teachers. There has been talk of an end to No Child Left Behind and developing national educational standards. 399 more words