Monthly Archives: August 2014

Vermont to the Nation: This Is What Good Education Looks Like

Wahooo! Another good move in Vermont.. “RESOLVED, that the Vermont State Board of Education calls on the United States Congress and Administration to accordingly amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently known as the “No Child Left Behind Act”) … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose Common Core and Love Dirt

“Good schools are places where its okay to be goofy, to admit to children what one does not know, and what, often, no one on this earth can know, then to join them in the great adventure of searching for … Continue reading

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Oklahoma PTA Unanimously Calls for End to High-Stakes Testing

Now there you have it! Parents and teachers working together…..we need to see more of this “July 18, 2014 – Tulsa: Over 340 delegates at the Oklahoma PTA’s annual convention voted unanimously to adopt resolutions that call for a ban … Continue reading

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Mourning a Great Teacher: Robin Williams by Diane Ravitch

this sums a lot up about teaching and what it really means to teach. Standing up against authority when it is wrong is an important life skill… Mourning a Great Teacher: Robin Williams.

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Farewell to Teaching

Originally posted on Voices from the Margins:
Carol A. Hand This post is a farewell to a vocation I have loved – teaching. I awoke this morning with a clear answer to a question I have been pondering for several…

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Killing Bad Guys: Whose Job is it?

Part Two: Killing Bad Guys Read this second in a series  taken from my journals about troubling challenges boys and girls face in this culture… In order to find out more about how kids think about their world and in … Continue reading

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Join the Long Island, New York, Discussion on How to Reclaim Real Education

FYI..and have to say am so proud that the folks of Long Island ( my “homies”) are organizing. “The teaching profession is at a crossroads. Grounded in global knowledge and experience, this book provides brilliant insight into what the next … Continue reading

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Who Is “Weeding” Thousands of Books in Racine School Libraries?

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government … Continue reading

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