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I am Malala

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. 748 more words

Book Review

Dismantle the Boxes

Dismantle the boxes and
cherish humanity
the old
the young
the poor.

Dismantle the boxes and
care for humanity
the rich
the intelligent
the challenged. 17 more words


Despite Opposition, Board of Education Approves Controversial Teacher Prep Program

In spite of serious concerns raised by teachers, CEA leaders and staff, state university deans of education, and community members, the State Board of Education today voted to allow the controversial Relay Graduate School of Education to begin operating in Connecticut. 751 more words

Education News

Poetic Justice reblogged this on Poetic Justice and commented:

We must stop this travesty in CT. Please read and share. Please watch the testimony given today and ignored. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PmWmKN7HRE&w=560&h=315]

Who Will Carry This Torch?

I wrote this poem eleven years ago. I return to it today and just want to weep. What are we doing to our children? Who will save them? 165 more words


Stop! Don't opt out. Read this first.

Schools in every state are buzzing this year with talk of “personalized” learning and 21st century assessments for kids as young as kindergarten. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its innovative pilot programs are already changing the ways schools instruct and assess, in ways that are clearly harmful to our kids. 2,172 more words

Poetic Justice reblogged this on Poetic Justice and commented:

Let us keep in the forefront of our hearts, minds, and souls that our children have started a new school year full of testing, computer programs, shell-shocked teachers, and ravenous entrepreneurs making billions from the hostile take over of public education. They need us now more than ever. In all that we do let us not do anything that brings harm to our children. ##DoNoHarm Many thanks to the new blog Wrench in the Gears for alerting many of us to the dangers of the online usurpation of education.

Important Research for our Schools - Study Unlocks Why Decrepit Schools Mean Poor Test Scores

Poetic Justice is reblogging a very important article written by Cornell Chronicle writer Susan Kelley about the research findings of Dr. Lorraine Maxwell. Please read and share with other concerned educators, parents, grand parents, and community members. 686 more words