These days, the wisdom and experience of educators are often ignored and, worse, dismissed by policymakers who favor approaches emanating far from the classroom. Yet no one is better able to weigh in on what will help children succeed academically than educators, who have incomparable firsthand knowledge. 65 more words
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I have been asked numerous times to join Twitter. The response I offer to this request: I haven’t the time to keep up with Twitter. 617 more words
Michael “Macho Man” Mulgrew.
Yesterday I began the afternoon watching the live streaming of the debate over Common Core at the AFT convention in LA. 405 more words
I’m wondering what of substance was accomplished thus far at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) national convention in Los Angeles July 11-14, 2014.
On July 13, 2014, AFT was supposed to consider asking for U.S. 683 more words
So this is notes, not everything, because I didn’t see everything, not close.
1. The morning was a series of greetings, including The Rev. Dr. William Barber II (president of the North Carolina NAACP, and of Moral Monday fame), and California governor, Jerry Brown. 828 more words