We are in a war of attrition with the business-people who think they know best for our schools. We must stay focused on what our students need.
We will get much more from evaluation when it shifts from being a "gotcha" game, and becomes connected to each teacher's growth as an educator.
Teachers need help not because they do a poor job of teaching, but because they work with very needy children.
A Poem about 'Underperforming' Schools, about Turning Around & Turning Out
only by unifying student and learning supports will it be feasible to develop a comprehensive system to directly address many of the complex factors interfering with schools accomplishing their mission
If we never learn these things-truth, love, connection, communication-then does learning anything else really matter?
In light of there being no other viable means for eradicating poverty, the schools have to take up the charge.
We have an education reform agenda driven by willful blindness to the cruel effects of poverty. Why is this blindness necessary?
Teachers, students, and community members were not involved in discussions nor problem-solving. Let this travesty not repeat itself...
The essential problem is that current policy focuses more on finding someone to blame for poor schools than finding solutions to fix them.