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!"
I haven’t posted since the new year arrived basically because I have been so angry about everything that I just didn’t want to vent that much ire all over this blog.Read more "It’s been a LONG time…"
WARNING!!! THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE! IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS UNTIL AFTER YOU GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GET TO A MOVIE THEATER ALREADY! Okay, that being said, I want to address several things I noticed in the latest installment of […]Read more "In Defense of Episode VII"
Yesterday (November 14, 2015), I attended a memorial service for Jerald Krauthamer who was my track coach from 9th grade on and one of my English teachers in my senior year. He was 65 when he died from advanced, metastasized renal cancer. For those of us who had him as a coach, he was simply […]Read more "This one is for one of my teachers."
If you’re not a public school teacher, you probably haven’t heard about Student Growth Objectives (SGOs). If you are a public school teacher, you’re probably starting to get a bad headache at those words. Here’s the thing: SGOs are bad for students. Really bad. Let me explain. All teachers who are now being evaluated by […]Read more "What you don’t know will hurt your children"
So much of the world is viewed as “black and white” these days, well it always has been, but I have been noticing a lot more of it lately. In December 2012, Wayne Lapierre, President of the National Rifle Association said in a press conference: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a […]Read more "What ever happened to gray?"
We all hate Mondays and love Fridays. Obvious, right? But why? Most of us spend more waking hours at our jobs than doing anything else. Most people must hate their jobs because most people hate Mondays, which is when they go back to work (traditionally speaking) after the weekend. Fridays are great because once we […]Read more "Stating the obvious about Mondays"