Category Archives: Public Education

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

You’ve been invited back!  Last January when we were first heard on nationwide talk radio, the phone calls from teachers, parents, and students so compellingly told the story about the REAL issues in education that the call-in show was extended … Continue reading

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Progress!  Another book by a teacher who gets it!

(A guest post by Caroline Lewis follows this introduction) I just had the chance to be encouraged by seeing another excellent book written about education from a teacher who “gets it.”  It was a very pleasant surprise.  You see, I … Continue reading

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Some Advice Before You Become a Teacher

An extended version of my Huffington Post blog It is hard to answer the question: “…what advice would you give a new teacher?”  The problem is that all teachers, even the most passionate of us about teaching, have a love-hate … Continue reading

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A Teacher View of Parents – 71% Great, 29% Difficult, 95% Clueless

An extended version of my Huffington Post blog There is perhaps no more heated a topic in the teacher lunchroom than the role of parents in education.    The overwhelming bulk of parents, even in the most challenged schools I researched, … Continue reading

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Homeschooling – Career DoE bureaucrats could learn a lot from homeschoolers

Whenever possible, I center my blog articles around a passage written by a classroom teacher who helps me tackle one of today’s major education issues.  Our only chance to fix the real issues with education is if classroom teacher voices … Continue reading

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The Atlanta School Cheating Convictions – So Wrong On So Many Levels

An extended version of my Huffington Post blog Up front, I must emphasize that I am glad these administrators and their clique were caught, that they lost their jobs, and their careers were destroyed.  I applaud their conviction, and every … Continue reading

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Teachers — another great chance for our voices to be heard nationwide this Monday, 6 April!

On Monday night, April 6th, my friend and colleague M. Shannon Hernandez will be the guest on a national radio talk show to discuss student-centered education reform. Shannon has been asked to appear on Dan Rae’s NightSide Show on WBZ 1030AM Radio (CBS … Continue reading

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