Category Archives: Attacks on Unions

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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News from the Commissariat

Or as we say back home: Новости от комиссариат In an interesting turn of events, a local “sleeper cell” has recently been discovered, recognized for what it was, and exposed for all to see.  Ha! All I have to say … Continue reading

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Full-bore School Board Elections

Last Tuesday, May 8, was School Board Election Day here in Delaware.  There has been some pressure and lots of talk in the past few years about the idea of repositioning school board elections on the annual calendar to coincide … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Unions, Political Action, School Boards, Teacher Unions, Unions | 6 Comments

The Union Rules

I want to  clear up a common misunderstanding about “union rules” that was expressed in a recent news article in my local paper–actually the largest paper in the entire state.  The article was about the lay off of 15 teachers, 12 … Continue reading

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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

Rise As One

I love this song. I was introduced to it by a good friend and union activist. I grew up in the 60’s, and I was a huge fan of folk music and protest songs. So, I am no stranger to this … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Unions, Education Unions, Teacher Unions, Unions | 7 Comments

Goodnight Moon

I should stop right now, and just put myself to bed. Have some warm cocoa. Read a nice bedtime story. “Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light, and the red balloon…” Nah. When you got the itch, … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Unions | 17 Comments

Who Would Have Thought …?

[OMG. It is obvious that I will do almost anything to avoid housework. It’s the day before Christmas. While everyone else is out shopping or busy decorating their homes for the holidays, I am here posting on my blog. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Transformation, Education Unions, New Teachers, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Administrators, School Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching | 1 Comment

The Billion Dollar Perspective

I found this snippet on the Ed Week web pages. It’s always good to know that yet another billionaire holds teachers and their unions in such high regard. I understand that his real beef is with “the unions.” However, this … Continue reading

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