Archive | October, 2011

United Opt Out opposes High Stakes Testing

High stakes testing functions in opposition to QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION ¬†United Opt Out National is an organization of passionate, informed educators who have studied the ill effects of mandated standardized tests. They have issued a list of reasonable demands which I hope you’ll read and support: We, administrators of United Opt Out National, wish to [...]

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Like Lemmings

In the eleven years I spent teaching at a suburban school I saw five principals come and go. Each new one was the exact opposite of the last. The hiring committee decided that Mr. A was not intellectual enough so they fired him and hired Mrs. B. She was intelligent all right, but no one [...]

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They Are Occupying Wall Street So That You Don’t Have To. Or Do You?

We just returned from adding our support and thanks to the hundreds of people who are occupying Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. They are among the kindest, most polite people I’ve seen in a long time. The park was immaculate. Volunteers were sweeping the pavement, others were quietly playing music, a few were holding signs. [...]

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