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November 07, 2013

North Carolina Teachers Stage a 'Walk-In'

North Carolina teachers, parents, and supporters of public schools staged "walk-ins" this past week to protests cuts in public education. The architect of these bad policies should pay close attention and start listening instead of lecturing.

August 26, 2013

America's Most Deceptive Governor

North Carolina may have the most deceptive governor in America. He says one thing, but his actions are much different.The public schools are suffering major setbacks under his leadership.

January 02, 2013

My Predictions for 2013

As we begin 2013, I offer ten predictions that involve education policy, practice, and politics.

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.

November 08, 2012

Teacher Bashing Is a Loser

Across America, the final votes are being counted and recounted, but we can be sure of one result that will not change: bashing teachers is not a winning proposition in this country. American voters still believe in those teachers that helped shape their lives and that are doing the same for their c...

November 02, 2012

Let Your Students Vote

Our students need to be college, career , and citizenship ready. There is no better opportunity to teach our students the core of citizenship in a democracy than to involve them in the election process. Voting is a fundamental right and should be exercised by everyone. Let's create the behavior patt...

October 29, 2012

It's a Trick or Treat Election

I have been a diligent student of this Presidential election. I have watched all the debates, viewed all the ads in two battleground states, read the barrage of emails from the candidates, and studied the education records and promises of Governor Romney and President Obama. My conclusion is that---...

October 02, 2012

Michelle Rhee and Politics Don't Mix

It has been my observation that when Michelle Rhee engages in politics, she comes across as naive at best and, at worst, undermines the candidates she says she supports. I listened to her on talk shows during the Democratic Convention and then read her ensuing op ed pieces. While she positions herse...

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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