The answer is not to "bring back" vocational training. The answer is to redefine vocational training and integrate it into the learning required for all students to graduate from high schools.
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We can create the image and give the message of the highest achievement and the vision of each and every classroom.
July 16, 2017
When encouragement and support are the partners of observation and evaluation, the process is worth the time it take.
July 13, 2017
The absence of role models imposes unconscious limitations on the career options children imagine.
June 27, 2017
Keeping students at the center, considering those invisible ones while reflecting on the mission statement that includes 'all' students, one can find motivation to challenge the way things are done, and find new ways to make 'all' students a reality.
May 11, 2017
Is respect given or earned? Is it extended to positions and roles or to individuals who occupy them? Is it a societal absolute or an ethereal feeling or thought?
April 02, 2017
This Supreme Court's overturn of a Gorsuch decision reminds us that adults set limits and settle for the minimum. We can remain in the current practice or create new expectations by opening our own minds. Students deserve much better.
February 14, 2017
This is a moment in our history when educators must show up and demonstrate what public education is about. It is not about quieting voices.
February 07, 2017
In order to understand the business of bias and race, we have to begin to understand how deeply it is woven into the practices of our society.
January 05, 2017
We need more Princess Leia's. The views one holds about the role of women in society is a deeply held personal belief that is played out daily in our actions. In schools, those actions are watched carefully, are given meaning and influence students.