Tags » Education Reform

Unvarnished Writing

I struggle when I’m writing to trust my intentions.

What is my agenda? Truly?

Do I seek attention?

Gratification?

Admiration?

When I look back and re-read the things my earlier selves have written, journal entries and college essays, blog posts and Patch articles, whether I grin or grimace is determined by whether I wrote to perform and charm or confess and console. 439 more words

Lent

Obama Will Nominate John King Formally as Secretary of Education

John King is currently Acting Secretary of Education. President Obama will formally nominate him to serve as Secretary.

King’s autocratic behavior as state commissioner of education spurred a massive parent opt out from state testing. 74 more words

Education Reform

Long Life Changes Everything

For nearly 10 years now I’ve been telling parents something that I know many of them struggled to get their heads around. Mostly, I’ve saved this message for parents of children in Kindergarten and Primary classes. 1,013 more words

Life

Great News! Voucher Bill stalls in Tennessee

The Tennessee legislature did not take up the voucher proposal because the sponsor realized it didn’t have the votes to pass.
Initially he wanted statewide vouchers but rural legislators were not interested. 88 more words

Education Reform

Putting a Number on Good Teaching

In a previous post, I noted the overwhelming factors holding our nation’s education system back and simultaneously holding minorities down. I noted that minority children tend to receive the lowest-paid and under-qualified teachers which in itself is an injustice. 489 more words

Education

Why David Gergen Thinks Young People Want Charter Schools

Last night, I was astonished when I saw David Gergen on CNN saying that young people aren’t voting for Hillary because she criticized charter schools. He said she did it to please the teachers unions. 113 more words

Education Reform