I was appalled when an educator/activist/author friend of mine, shared with me over coffee, that University of Maryland College Park, in partnership with real estate mogul Edward St John, contracted with… 652 more words
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Teachers need autonomy. Thankfully, I teach in a school that does not use curriculum alignment documents or strict pacing guides, and my administration values the judgment of teachers within our classrooms.
Conservative politics as a very thin veneer for racism and class warfare has long characterized the South, including South Carolina, regardless of party affiliation—once Democratic and now the same sort of recalcitrant Republican. 1,123 more words
Senator Bill Montford (D) has filed SB 788, which would create “alternative pathways” to earn a standard high school diploma. The legislation would allow certain students who completed the minimum high school graduation course credit requirements, but did not pass the standardized test(s) for Algebra I and language arts, to satisfy the graduation requirements by earning an “industry-recognized credential or certification approved by the State Board of Education.” This includes passing associated assessments or demonstrating mastery of the course material with a portfolio of the student’s work “containing quantifiable evidence of such mastery.” An identical bill ( 19 more words
There are some education writers who always catch my attention. They are provocative and they give me ideas on what I can write about.
Two of these educators are… 335 more words