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CLASSROOM TEACHERS — Let YOUR voice be heard!Please select the "BE HEARD!" menu tab, at the top of this blog, to see how your views be heard! You can send in a passage, either anonymously or fully attributed, that will be the heart of a blog post -- as I try to let teacher voices about the real problems with education be heard nationwide!
Lift the curtain, and see for yourself!
- 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: November 2014
Teachers – talk live with someone who is doing more to publicize the issue of bullying by school administrators, and the frustrations that drive good teachers out of the profession, than all the rest of the bloggers, reporters, and authors combined!
The loss of good teachers because their love of teaching is crushed by school administrator who bully teachers, and by mandates that prevent teaching, is staggering. Almost half of new teachers now quit the profession within the first 5 years. … Continue reading
/RantOn: Yes, even teachers sometimes get so steamed at trying to teach DESPITE the inept mandates of career DoE mandates that they have to explode! And few things are as frustrating as inane teacher evaluation metrics that cannot possibly work.
(It’s time for one of my periodic “/RantOn” posts. Sorry, right up front, for the tone – this is (hopefully) an uncharacteristic “no more Mister Nice Guy” moment! A /RantOn is always about a topic that deeply frustrates good classroom … Continue reading
Five outstanding teachers — the best of the best! The top prize winners in our call for submissions to share teacher views of the REAL problems with education.
There were so many outstanding entries to our call for submissions that selecting the three best was almost impossible. Two of them stood out clearly, but a half-dozen others were excellent candidates for the final prize. In the end, we … Continue reading
Honoring 24 of our teachers by selecting them to be included in the 2nd edition of “Lifting the Curtain: the disgrace we call urban high school education”
It is with great pleasure that I announce the two dozen teachers whose outstanding insights into the real problems with education were selected for inclusion in the 2nd edition of Lifting the Curtain: The disgrace we call urban high school … Continue reading
Let’s play the blame game – All the problems in urban high school education are the fault of (select your scapegoat of choice): parents/teachers/legislators/students/career DoE bureaucrats/sunspots
(Author and retired middle school English teacher James Howson, from Connecticut, “gets it.” Unlike so many simplistic views that flood the news and media every day, James recognizes that the problems with education are systemic, and far beyond one easy … Continue reading
Inclusion classes — How exceptional teachers try to work around all the problems, and minimize the destructive unintended consequences of inept inclusion mandates
(Two classroom teachers look at inclusion classes. Jeanie Clemmens is a retired high school math teacher from Pennsylvanian. Maryann Schneider is a high school special ed teacher also in Pennsylvania. Their views of inclusion classes follow this introduction. Both passages are … Continue reading
Parents – A minority is missing in action for their own children, and a majority has no clue what really happens in our classrooms
(Carol L is a retired high school English teacher from Pennsylvania who was recognized by PA for excellence in teaching. Her view of parents follows this introduction.) Few of the problems in education are more frustrating to a teacher than … Continue reading