Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

The Fear Factor – & its antidote

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
The Fear Factor is so real —- it is like teachers are suffering from anxiety, PTSD, Battered Wife Syndrome, and Stockholm Syndrome all at the same time. ? And … we can trust no one…

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Eva Moskowitz Cannot Help Herself

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
My grandfather had many folk wisdom expressions, but one that sticks with me is “When you are sitting 100 feet in the air, sawing furiously at the branch you are on, be sure…

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Physics Teacher Speaks Out on Technology (Alice Flarend)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Alice Flarend is a National Board Certified Teacher and is the physics teacher at Bellwood-Antis High School in Pennsylvania.  She holds a B.S and M.S in Nuclear Engineering from…

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Alabama Teacher of the Year Resigns: The Backstory, Part I

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On November 20, 2015, I drove from southern Louisiana to central Alabama in order to extensively interview Ann Marie Corgill, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year who abruptly resigned on October…

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How John White Will Use His Own Failures to Sink Governor Elect John Bel Edwards (If he stays on)

Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
I have been writing for years about the numerous ways John White has been lying about the “progress” his agenda has brought the state of Louisiana.  White has inflated the graduate rate, inflated the matriculation…

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Who Was The Last “Education President”?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
On September 25th, 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush, then the Republican nominee for President, was in a debate with his Democratic Party rival, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and declared that he wanted…

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La. Gov.-Elect John Bel Edwards Wants a New State Superintendent.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
One of Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards’ desires is to rid Louisiana of education superintendent John White. Even though Governor Bobby Jindal promoted and endorsed White as state superintendent, technically it is the Board…

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The New More ‘Transparent’ ASD

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
TFA leaders have been dropping like flies.  First there was Michelle Rhee ‘resigning’ as chancellor in DC and then, more recently, ‘stepping down’ as CEO of StudentsFirst.  Wendy Kopp resigned her post as…

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How Small a Part Research Plays in Making and Implementing Educational Policy

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Beliefs, opinions, and politics matter more in making policy decisions than applying research findings to schools and classrooms. A recent Canadian study (1905-8719-1-PB ) confirmed what amounts to a…

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Implementation is part of the program

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