In February I shared a conversation between a veteran teacher, David Greene, and his mentee, a former Teach For America intern named John Bilby. Today, we have a continuation of that dialogue, once again focused on how we ought to prepare teachers to work in our schools. John: Here we are again. T...
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March 27, 2011
March 23, 2011
the school reform movement is populated by self-promoting snake oil salesmen, and our elected officials are buying their tonic by the truckload.
March 22, 2011
in these unprecedented times we need our unions for a much bigger task. We need our unions to help save the institution of public education in America.
March 20, 2011
The impending budget cuts are going to devastate schools that have been the one safe refuge for many of these children.
March 17, 2011
For most of these kids, and please don't forget they are kids, it's a rather painful way to get into grad school. The road is hard. It is filled with potholes the size of canyons. Why would they choose that path instead of a smoother one?
March 14, 2011
Finally, we are getting the respect we deserve. But after seeing the deal close up last night, I am not sure it is much of a bargain after all.
March 10, 2011
Just as our children should stand with the victims of the schoolyard bully, parents and teachers at schools that escape the "failing" label should stand with those left behind, those fat kids with big ears, the schools with the vast majority of their children living in poverty.
March 09, 2011
We will not drive improvement by intensifying the climate of fear that already plagues these schools. These schools already spend far too much time focused on test preparation, sacrificing the aspects of school most likely to engage and enliven their students.
March 08, 2011
Let's follow Moore's example of acting and organizing. Let the politicians see our strength
March 06, 2011
Education reform is not a partisan issue. Teachers have to stand up to Democrats and Republicans alike. And we will not be holding fundraisers or walking precincts for candidates of either party that pursue these destructive policies.