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Failing the Students We Pass

Tonight, I want to quit teaching… but I won’t.

I work really, really hard to create active, engaging lessons. I read over 150 pages of student writing a week. 712 more words

TEACHING

Opinion: Another faulty argument against school choice

I have written before about the special fervor with which school-choice opponents attack tax-credit scholarships in Georgia and other states. The latest example is a “study” 708 more words

News

What are some questions about homeschool a parent may ask?

I am planning on being homeschooled next school year as a sophomore in NY, but my father is still not fully convinced that it’s the best option for me. 434 more words

Homeschooling

An Unlikely Lesson in Listening

I recently ran into a former colleague. We hadn’t seen each other in over a year, so after some quick catching-up (“Where are you these days?”, etc.), the conversation inevitably turned to education and reflecting on our years of working at the same school in New York City. 488 more words

Education

A snapshot of life, 1938.

A literacy teacher instructs 87-year-old Julia Wilson in Birmingham, Alabama.

A snapshot of life, 1938.

Nonfiction

The Unequal United States — Which State is the best to teach in?

Divide and conquer.

This piece was originally published in the Bad Ass Teachers Association Blog.

In one of the Facebook groups that I follow, a member posed this question: “Just out of curiosity: what’s the best state to teach in, and why?” A flurry of comments came in — 347 comments were generated from that one question!

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Teaching In 2017

Los Angeles Charter Uprising

Voters elect a pro-reform majority on the local school board.

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

May 21, 2017 5:56 p.m. ET

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One reason public schools in big cities are so lousy is union control of local school boards. 343 more words

School Choice