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Arizona: It’s Voting Country

This post is dedicated to social justice warriors here in Tucson, in Phoenix and across this great country. I’m traveling today, going to places where the margin of error for electing great public school advocates is razor thin. If we aren’t there doing everything we need to do to help them, we won’t win. More…

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TIME to Beat up Teachers

A fabulous friend recently said to me, “I’m just so tired of the new national pastime – Beat up a Teacher.” She had seen the nasty cover of Time with a court gavel about to smash an apple (a good one by the way). She had seen the title she knew was a lie: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. But I think what pushed her over the edge was the subheading: A group of Silicon Valley investors wants to change that. More…

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The Best School-Reform Ideas Come From Educators

If you wanted a reliable medical opinion, you would ask a doctor, not a politician or pundit. If your car needed a tune up, you’d go to a garage, not a grocery store. And if you were looking for strategies to improve your community, you would start at home!

Three Main Things that Always Fail in Education

I hate, hate, hate to argue with something that sounds reasonable because it puts you in the position of sounding unreasonable when you question what often seems like pure common sense, so I hate, hate, hate to say this, but… More…

Other Duties as Assigned: Go to Honduras

We are all experiencing times that try educators’ souls as we struggle to make sense of some expert’s solution to fix education’s problems that were caused by some previous expert’s solution to fix education’s problems. More…