Gut Check: Attention Teachers — Are You Excited about Going Back to School?

    Summer is flying by! The fourth of July is already a memory.   Perhaps you still have that summer vacation to the beach ahead of you. You still have a lot of summer left! But if you are a teacher, I bet you have already begun to think going back to school. I urge […]

Why Teachers Can’t Win

Detroit City school teachers called for a sick-out and closed 94 schools in the beleaguered city today. The sick-out is the result of the teachers learning over the weekend that Detroit Public Schools will not be paying them after June 30th unless the legislature comes to the rescue with additional funding. The problem with that […]

Are We Headed Toward a Teacher Shortage?

A recent article on an impending teacher shortage reminded me why I left teaching and why I help those who want to leave.

Send the Consultants Home and Let the Teachers Teach

Please find an article that was posted today in Education Week that caught my eye and made me realize that it has been far too long since I last offered something here. The article is entitled, “Cast Out Consultants:  Give Teachers More Input.” I have rephrased the sentiment, but it remains the same. “Send the […]

To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue

I wish we weren’t so fixated on Michelle Rhee, but it is important that the problems she caused and the chaos she created not be forgotten or glossed over given that she has done so much damage and yet has managed to get so much support–unwarranted as it may have been–from very powerful and very […]