Monthly Archives: March 2011

From Sea to Shining Sea,…

It’s bi-coastal. I keep telling all my education friends that whatever is happening in their schools is happening in schools in every corner of this country. What they see happening to teachers is happening across the U.S. It’s everywhere–it’s everywhere! Here … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Unions, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Unions | 2 Comments

Even Webster Seems to Understand…

from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (tenth edition) tenure \’ten-yer also -yur\  n. a status granted after a trial period to a teacher that gives protection from summary dismissal summary  2 a. done without delay or formality : quickly executed <a … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Transformation, Education Unions, New Teachers, School Administrators, School Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching | Leave a comment

So, Honey,… How Was Your Day?

What a week. My teacher friends were so beat by Friday afternoon. Everyone was complaining that they were EXHAUSTED. When the day was finally over and I sat down at my classroom computer, I felt like huge weights were pressing … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Education Professionals, School Days, School Improvement, Students and Schools, Teachers and Teaching | 4 Comments

8 Teacher Truths…

I “borrowed” this post from Facebook. Amanda’s message is just too good to not pass along or highlight. by Amanda Krempa Schripsema on Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 09:13 Blame the fact that I am looney these days.  Maybe the … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Unions, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Unions | 5 Comments

Lifetime Job Security, Guaranteed!!

That’s what we’re talkin’ ’bout here. You go to college. You get the job. You teach the kids. Three years pass by–quick as a wink. And, now, you’re livin’ large–you get to keep that job for as long as you … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Administrators, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Uncategorized, Unions | Leave a comment

I Was Not Taken by White Slavers

Such an old-fashioned term: white slave–“girls and women held unwillingly for the purpose of commercial prostitution.” When someone was out of commission or not seen or heard from for a long time, my mother would joke that maybe she had been … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Unions | Leave a comment