If you spend time on social media you have probably noticed a lot of angry people. There at least 3 reasons why they seem so angry.
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June 30, 2015
May 21, 2015
Like a child who regularly misbehaves, the New York State Education Department's behavior leaves educators, leaders and parents feeling uncertain, even if they are trying to do the right thing. Officials are meeting with educators and leaders from districts around the state to talk about opting out and high stakes testing. Will they really listen?
May 19, 2015
Teachers often say that faculty meetings and observations are done to them, but do they have more power over those situations than they think?
May 03, 2015
Nowhere in the US is education more of a political hotbed than in NY State. The Senate is getting ready to hold meetings around Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), but will the Governor listen?
April 20, 2015
The opt out movement is massive across the country, but are we open to learn what the movement is teaching us?
April 02, 2015
In NY State high stakes testing is quickly approaching and it seems that we have hit High Noon. On one side are those who want to opt out and on the other stands the state education department and funding.
February 26, 2015
Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.
February 06, 2015
New York State is moving in a misguided direction. Will Students Turn Their Backs On Education because of it?
February 03, 2015
Newspaper headlines reads, "Crackdown on Lazy Teachers." Haven't we had enough?
January 25, 2015
In New York State the education system is built on a political cycle and not a pedagogical one.