I really have to try and write this blog more than once a month. I was talking to some colleagues today who were discussing how to administer a vocabulary quiz to their students and keep said students from cheating. It led me to thinking about the whole concept of cheating in school and what it […]Read more "Why cheat?"
I have so much anger right now, I don’t know what to do anymore. I just watched the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education who “has been a shining light to members of the movement to privatize public education by working to create programs and pass laws that require the use of public […]Read more "Good-bye public education."
“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions indeed generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild […]Read more "A little resistance…"
I haven’t written in a while because I couldn’t deal with all the conflicting emotions I was feeling around the presidential election. I was hopeful, anxious, hesitant, stalwart, depressed, and just plain angry all at the same time. It was too hard to write. Now, I am just ashamed. I come from a very diverse […]Read more "I am no longer angry."
I know. I’m a teacher, and, of course, I would be asking for more money because I don’t feel appreciated… blah… blah… blah. That’s NOT what this is about. This is about education as a whole. We live in a capitalistic society that places value on things of higher worth. For example, if I drive a […]Read more "Why teachers should be paid more:"
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” — James Madison, writer of The Constitution and fourth President of the United States Again, it has been a long time since I posted. I’ve just been too fed up with […]Read more "Knowledge vs. Ignorance"
Okay, it has taken me a long time to post something here, but I have been overwhelmed with all the media input and all the nonsense that is going on around public education, at least in New Jersey, that I haven’t had time to sit down and think. Now, I have been pushed too far. […]Read more "Enough with the hating!"