We will make the welfare of our students our most basic criterion for professional judgment. We have no greater accountability than that we owe our pupils.
I hereby formally state that I withdraw my son - Connor - from any standardized testing held within the school...
If systemic change is going to come, it must come from within. It must draw on the capacity of our own teachers to grapple with the challenges they face.
If California is interested in the $700 million Race to the Top money there is an easier way.
These visionaries imagine that high wage jobs will magically appear when the workforce has been trained for them.
This is a manifestation of monumental misconceptions, that begs to be refuted. Let's take it point by point.
If you see something is wrong, speak up and try to change it. Join with others and raise your voices together.
We need to be prepared to move past writing letters to the President and Secretary of Education, and begin to get more visible.
We have arrived at a disturbing concept of what it means to be a "good teacher" in America - especially if you choose to work in schools where the students live in poverty.
Teachers do not see children as future widgets for the economy but as inquisitive, passionate beings with many, many gifts that are not reflected by a test score.