Category Archives: Education Reform

The Way We’re Paid

Ever hopeful and naive, I looked at the title of this piece featured in a recent Ed Week on-line publication, Why Educators’ Wages Must Be Revamped Now, and imagined that this would speak engagingly and convincingly about the need to redesign educator salaries … 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

Posted in Accountability, Blogs and Blogging, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Interesting Bits, Teachers and Teaching | 1 Comment

What the FUD?

Rhymes with crud. Sorry to offend, but this has got to be an all-time perfect blog title. You know when you have this strange, nagging feeling that there is something going on, something out there, just beyond your ken (an … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Good and ecologically sound practice for helping to protect the environment. Reduce the amount of material that would untimately need disposal; learn to reuse items instead of just throwing them away; recycle materials–put them back into the production stream and keep them … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

Diane Ravitch creates multiple posts almost every day on her blog titled Diane Ravitch’s Blog. I am in awe of her. She recently admitted to her loyal readers–I am one–that she needed to cut back to blogging only five days … Continue reading

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Words Matter

I love blogs. I stumble onto new and fabulous thinkers and writers and provocateurs every time I check out somebody else’s blog and their links to other blogs. I love words. I appreciate careful explanations, clear descriptions, and nuanced ideas. What … Continue reading

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It So Easy to Recycle

I decided to skim through some of my earliest posts. I really was not looking for a way to sneak in a fast and easy extra post today. Really. But, this one is too good not to recycle. Esepcially at … Continue reading

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