Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why stop now?

I am heading toward my 100th post. This will be #89. I started back in November of 2010. I would like to post more often, but I don’t have a lot of extra time. And, I gotta feel the passion … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Career Opportunities, Education Budgets, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, Merit Pay, New Teachers, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Unions | 6 Comments

Keynote Speaking, Redux

It has been a long time since the night of January 10th when I returned home from the annual State Chamber of Commerce dinner and instead of relaxing and going to bed at a decent hour, I felt compelled to … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Unions | 8 Comments

Inquiring education historians want to know…

I saw this piece on Transparent Christina, and followed the link to its posting on Neiman Watchdog, a blog related to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. The intro to their post is: “Diane Ravitch poses a dozen piercing … Continue reading

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It’s as Easy as ABC

From Brenda Power’s THE BIG FRESH newsletter from Choice Literacy Acronymia Ours is the age of substitutes. Instead of language, we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas.   ~Eric Bentley One of the few … Continue reading

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