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July 08, 2013

Unions Are Right on Common-Core Standards

Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers support Common Core State Standards, and both unions call for a moratorium on high stakes testing until initial implementation of these standards is successful.

May 06, 2013

Teachers Need Action Along With Appreciation

This is Teacher Appreciation Week and tomorrow is National Teacher Day. It is time to take action to restore respect, autonomy, and responsibility to teachers for their profession.

April 08, 2013

Professor Andy Hargreaves Talks Sustainability

Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College discusses sustainability of school improvement in a conversation with the HOPE Foundation.

April 03, 2013

Teachers Who Cheat Go to Jail

The Atlanta scandal on teachers and administrators cheating on standardized testing has rocked the teaching profession. A closer look should examine this complex problem and changes need to be made.

March 27, 2013

Common Core: Mend It; Don't End It

Common Core Standards continue to be a point of debate. We should remember that these standards are what every child should know and be able to do not everything a child should know and be able to do.

March 11, 2013

Administration and Teachers' Union Collaborate in Providence, R.I.

Guest blogger Marian Kisch writes about the collaboration between the administration and the union that represents teachers in Providence, Rhode Island. Collaboration is not easy, but the results demonstrate the worth.

December 27, 2012

Grading My 2012 Predictions

As we come to the end of 2012, I reviewed the predictions I made a year ago and graded them.

December 19, 2012

Teachers Deserve Higher Salaries With Those Standards

For the last decade, the salaries of teachers have increased only 3.4 per cent when you factor in inflation. It is time to prioritize higher salaries with those higher standards.

October 24, 2012

An Offensive Commentator Cannot Sell Inspiration

As a teacher of some of the toughest kids in our public schools, I worked hard to identify their assets and to leverage those assets so these kids could be successful students in school and in life. When I see Steve Perry, founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School and education contributor on C...

September 20, 2012

Teachers and The President Are United

Sure there will be tension. Of course, there will be disagreements. One of my favorite quotes, source unknown, is, "Where there is unanimity, someone is not being represented." But, let me assure everyone that when it comes to a shared vision of great public schools for each and every child in Amer...

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