Category Archives: Accountability

Teacher Prep, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Opportunities

This is the testimony that I gave before the House Education Committee this spring. It is long–turned out to be too long. As the president of DSEA, I am usually afforded three minutes–they were only giving two that day. Not … Continue reading

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Reading is essential to success in classroom

Who could quibble with this statement? “Reading is absolutely essential for success in school and in life, setting the foundation for access to and mastery of most other subject areas.” This quotation is the opening sentence in an op-ed piece … Continue reading

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Ending Hunger

I have never been hungry a day in my life.  Never really, deeply, truly HUNGRY. Never hungry for hours on end or days on end.  My family has never suffered food insecurity–a term I had never heard of until a … Continue reading

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Holy Survey, Batman!

I never imagined, and I could never have predicted, the kerfuffle that has arisen over a survey of working conditions for educators in public schools across Delaware that DSEA sponsored and helped arrange. I come from a district where annual … Continue reading

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The Merits of Teachers and Teacher Pay

I keep a couple of files of blog post ideas. Whenever I come across a quote or an opinion, idea, or suggestion that interests me, I toss it into the file. If I had more time, I would post more … Continue reading

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Survival Tips

Finally getting around to commenting on something that has been bugging me for several days. The concern was first brought to my attention by a good friend–another teacher. I also heard a few comments from others. On Tuesday, August 14th, … Continue reading

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Building Bridges / Strengthening Infrastructure

a) I only post when I have something to say.                                                                                   b) My urge to write is triggered by what I see, what I hear, what I experience, and especially by what I seemingly stumble over in other blogs or news … Continue reading

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