Currently in my school, parents and teachers are afraid to speak out against what they feel is wrong, which is something that should not be accepted as the "norm". Unfortunately, it's not just teachers and parents, but students as well. You could even say, my school is run by fear.
This was, without a doubt, the most challenging moment of my teaching career. If I were not so panicked, I might have appreciated the metaphor of being dumped on.
California's voters may be overruled by the courts, if reformers Eli Broad and David Welch have their way. These billionaires have funded a new non-profit called Students Matter to fight the battle. The lawsuit claims that students are harmed when their teachers have due process and seniority protections.
Our current US secretary of education, sadly, has shown little capacity to accept blame or take criticism for much of anything, but is a master of deflection. With Arne Duncan, time and again, the buck stops not here, but over there.
Let's take the Common Core, one of the projects that the Department of Education has been actively promoting for the past four years. How have philanthropists like Bill Gates influenced the creation and advance of this project
Just yesterday, within the span of three hours, I had multiple conversations with parents who are at a loss for how their elementary school children are reacting to school and school work.
We are moms, from all across Colorado, with different backgrounds and political beliefs, coming together, in most cases, as strangers, because we oppose Common Core.
Now Newark, New Jersey, is exploding, thanks to the attempts at intimidation by Governor Christie's hand-picked superintendent of schools, Cami Anderson.
Last week, California's state superintendent of education Tom Torlakson casually mentioned something that could have huge implications for students and teachers.
When I saw that the AHA and the NCHE endorsed the new standards on the inside cover, I saw red. This can't be, I told myself, are these two proud organizations selling out?