Renee Moore, an award-winning educator in Mississippi, tells the story of a talented young African-American history teacher of her aquaintance who is being driven out of the profession because of his frustration with a state-appointed teaching consultant at his school.
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December 06, 2011
December 01, 2011
Former Teach for America corps member and recruiter Gary Rubenstein writes a damning critique of TFA on his blog, arguing that the organization has "lost its way" and is now contributing to the educational inequalities it seeks to eliminate. When he joined the organization 20 years ago, said Ruben...
November 28, 2011
A new study, which looked at the effects of technology on youth and the impact on parents and teachers, found that one in five teachers has either experienced or known another teacher who has been subjected to cyberbaiting.
November 23, 2011
StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project, is asking people to give thanks to their favorite teacher on Nov. 25.
November 22, 2011
Apparently Bill Gates isn't the only personal computing pioneer to have expressed strong concerns about the ability of America's public schools to prepare students for the economic futureand to lay a good part of the blame on teachers' union regulations. Toward the end of his bestselling biogr...
November 17, 2011
An issue brief from the Center for American Progress argues that publicly identifying teachers in connection with their value-added student test-score ratings (a la The Los Angeles Times) may actually undermine efforts to improve teacher quality. By giving too much weight to one, not entirely perfec...
November 14, 2011
In a satirical "guide" to foreign tourists about the nature of inequalities in the U.S.--those that are socially acceptable vs. inacceptable to call attention to--David Brooks eventually picks on the teaching profession.
November 11, 2011
NYC Educator is appalled by the way teachers in New York's absent-teacher reserve pool (that is, teachers who've lost their permanent positions and are reassigned to fill in at other schools) are being treated by the higher-ups. A female ATR was instructed to do secretarial duties. For those unfam...
November 11, 2011
Hobo Teacher takes offense when his school, with air of magnanimity, informs teachers that they can have their pick of some old desks that have been salvaged from a renovation project: I've always been a little sensitive about this, but I feel like the perception of teachers is that they will tak...
November 10, 2011
Yesterday, a 3rd grade teacher in Galloway, N.J., walked out of what she had assumed would be a regular school Veteran's Day assembly with a $10,000 check, according to Galloway Patch.