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Death of a Computer

Well, it finally happened. My computer passed away. The hard drive, logic board, and battery all had to go bye-bye, which is effectively the equivalent (cost excluded) of replacing one’s computer. 223 more words

Cover Reveal

The Case Against Teach for America

What seems like an ordinary stomach ache turns into something much worse. You think your appendix needs to be taken out so you go to a clinic for a check-up. 3,968 more words


What's in a name?

Allow me to start with the name as it goes hand in hand with the purpose of this blog. Some years ago my grandma gave me a frames quote for my birthday (the one in the center of the left column of the picture above). 272 more words

About Me

Celebrating Ten Years of Post-Katrina RSD, and You Are Invited-- If You Pony Up $275

From June 18 to 20, 2015, a group known as the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (ERA) will be hosting a conference entitled, The Urban Education Future? 1,033 more words

High-stakes Testing

TFA's Skewed View of Educational Inequity and how it's Hurting our Kids

Public education is arguably the most important free social service in the United States. K-12 education is vital, obviously, to having an informed, literate society of citizens who can shape the world around them.   1,094 more words

Why Teach for America Should Do Away with Individual Awards (Part III): Assessing the Case Study

By Chloe Kannan

This is my third post in a series of entries that chronicle my thoughts on the Sue Lehmann Award, Teach for America’s highest teaching honor. 2,722 more words

Conceptual Unit Plan

Week One:

Day One (Monday)

Learning Targets:

I can evaluate the credibility of five online sources by determining the purpose of the website, evaluating the author for credibility or bias, evaluating the evidence used in the article, and determining when the information was last published/updated… 1,988 more words

EDU 6361