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.
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September 09, 2013
The new documentary "Teach" premiered during prime time on CBS. It follows four ordinary teachers who do extraordinary work teaching in the public schools.
August 26, 2013
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.
July 29, 2013
The North Carolina legislature has turned back the clock on the state's reputation for having an innovative and progressive education system. Program after program has been defunded or dismantled.
June 25, 2013
Advanced degrees are an important part of the teaching profession. Researchers who limit their research to a test score have undermined the complexity of teaching and enabled anti-intellectual politicians to do harm to teachers.
February 25, 2013
The MetLife American Teacher Survey presented insight into the problems with teacher job satisfaction, and the frustration that is building with the bureaucratic intrusions into the demands on teachers today.
September 17, 2012
We all remember the scene in the movie Network where a character throws open the window, sticks his head out, and yells, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." Last week, about 30,000 educators in Chicago came to a similar breaking point. It was a fascinating week for watchers an...
August 20, 2012
If you live in a battleground state like I do, you are bombarded with television and radio ads for President Obama and Governor Romney. It does not take long to determine that 75 percent of these ads are blasting the opponent for causing some economic condition. Obama is responsible for unemployment...
March 12, 2012
The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher confirms what we have known for the last two years--teachers have become less satisfied with their jobs. The survey statistics indicate that job satisfaction has dropped 15 points in the past two years, and now stands at 44 percent. This is the lowest level...
December 15, 2011
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said teachers should be paid six figures. That's visionary. Marc Tucker said that teachers in only three countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) were paid less than teachers in the United States. That's embarrassing. A recent ...