A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Wisconsin's Assault on Public Education
Wisconsin's political leaders, including Governor Scott "Hoping To Be Ready For National Prime Time" Walker, are doing their b...
Friday, May 29, 2015
PA: Cyber Whine Party
Pennsylvania cyber charters are Very Sad, because the new governor of the state is threatening to end their long-standing party. Years ago...
The High Expectations Fallacy
High expectations. Boy, do we love that phrase these days. It's hard-wired into the Common Core. CCSS will use higher expectations to...
CAP Chicken Littles New Jersey
This is why I don't take CAP seriously. There has been a predictable outcry over Chris Christie's announced abandonment of the Com...
Christie's Useless Gesture
So Chris Christie has decided to repudiate the Common Core . Big frickin' deal. Here are just a few of the reasons that his newly-di...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Writing: Not Unteachable, Often Mistaught
P. L. Thomas just put up a post about the teaching of writing , a subject that is near and dear to my heart, and the post is absolutely spot...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A Voucher By Any Other Name
The New York legislature is getting ready to look at Education Tax Credits again. I know this because advocates are busy pushing it on twitt...
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