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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


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


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


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


A snapshot of life, 1938.

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

A snapshot of life, 1938.


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.


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


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

School Choice