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 […]

Why Teachers Don’t Like Arne Duncan

Both of the national teachers’ unions, NEA and AFT, have declared their official, collective frustration and disapproval of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. This article succinctly articulates the reasons for their frustration and outlines the false and misleading narrative that Mr.Duncan has been using ever since he stepped into the role of Secretary of Education. He […]

A Good Perspective on Common Core and Teachers

I ran across this article that popped up because I have a strong interest in issues related to teacher transition, and this was offered through Google Alerts. The post starts with this paragraph: “Common Core has certainly changed the K-12 classroom scene in its short implementation and perhaps the group that has suffered the most […]