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- Friday night, July 3rd – CLASSROOM TEACHERS nationwide get another chance to be heard across the country on talk radio about the REAL issues in education July 1, 2015
- Progress! Another book by a teacher who gets it! June 8, 2015
- Some Advice Before You Become a Teacher May 19, 2015
- A Teacher View of Parents – 71% Great, 29% Difficult, 95% Clueless April 25, 2015
- Cancelling High School Electives, Arts, and Music – So Many Reasons, So Many Lies April 22, 2015
- Homeschooling – Career DoE bureaucrats could learn a lot from homeschoolers April 10, 2015
- The Atlanta School Cheating Convictions – So Wrong On So Many Levels April 7, 2015
- Teachers — another great chance for our voices to be heard nationwide this Monday, 6 April! April 4, 2015
- The PDP farce – wink, wink, nod, nod March 30, 2015
- DoE mandates now prevent teaching the curricula for an average of 35 minutes of every class period March 26, 2015
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Monthly Archives: October 2014
Today’s music teacher – all the classroom teacher stress, DoE mandates that prevent teaching, unsupportive administrators, and “feisty” parents – plus living with the added threat of cancelling all arts and music programs
The decline in music and arts courses in our schools is shocking. Even the most stressed-out classroom teacher will admit music and arts teachers have it worse than the rest of us. As we outlined in this post, all too … Continue reading
Last day for entries so your teacher views can be embedded in the 2nd edition of Lifting the Curtain
Today’s the day! The last day of our call for submissions for teacher views on the REAL problems with education. Selected entries will be part of the main chapters, not separate marketing pages, of the 2nd edition of Lifting the Curtain: The … Continue reading
Burned out and disillusioned – Another potentially superb new teacher quits the profession after just 2 years of trying to follow her heart and teach in an education system that prevents teaching
As our legislators and career DoE bureaucrats continue to ignore the real systemic failures in education, in their endless search for more funding and more inept mandates, they are doing far more harm than just destroying the education of our … Continue reading
Forced promotions overriding the teacher – an action to protect the school at the expense of our children’s future and our teacher’s belief in the system
One of the hardest concepts for many well-meaning parents and legislators is that giving a child a free ride through high school is not an act of love. It is a destructive choice by an uncaring administrator that serves just one … Continue reading
Winner #2 (22 to go!) – A powerful story of the terrible impact on a teacher who is falsely charged with doing something “inappropriate” by her own principal.
Our second winner is one of the most powerful stories, out of far too many like it I’ve seen and been told about during interviews, about intimidation and bullying of teachers by school principals and administrators. Few people outside the … Continue reading
Our first of 24 winners – Monica S. looks at the way a focus on standardized testing continues to hurt our children with an endless cycle of forced failure.
Our panel has unanimously selected the first winner, out of dozens of entries being read, for inclusion in the 2nd edition of Lifting the Curtain: The disgrace we call urban high school education. It’s a heartbreaking look, to all teachers, … Continue reading
Just one week to go! Get your submission to us in time, so YOUR teacher views can be quoted in the 2nd edition of “Lifting the Curtain: The disgrace we call urban high school education”
Just one week to go! Our call for submissions closes next Thursday, 30 October 2014. We have dozens of great entries reviewed and in progress. Be sure to add yours! The details are here at our website: Submission FAQs The latest results … Continue reading