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The Revolution Will Not Be Quantified (Seattle boycott solidarity)

This post was a submission to my local Patch news site as part of the national Garfield solidarity day today. Also I would like to thank Katie Strom for some of the information and wording on high stakes tests. Revolutions are rarely, if ever, sudden. They are a final breaking point – the product of … Continue reading

How do reformers “see the whole elephant?”

About 5 years ago, my school district brought in a reading expert. This was a real expert who had studied the reading process as her life’s work, some 40 years in schools and in a university laboratory setting. This expert has a list of book titles to her credit. Seeking help to design our Response To Intervention … Continue reading

I Am A Student, and I Stand Against Students For Education Reform (SFER)

Originally Published at Teacher Under Construction “Empowering students to advocate for change.” It’s as if this organization was made just for me–just read my headline! If you take a few seconds to search around my blog documenting my vision, my involvement with students through mentoring and being a teachers assistant, my aspiration to be a future teacher, and restless … Continue reading

20 Years in Trenches, What Keeps Me Going

7000 High School students drop out each day, one dropout every 26 second.  Averaged nation wide that is 30% of all students, and in some large urban centers this rate is over 50%.[1] In 1991, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in Political Science.  As most graduates with a … Continue reading

Budgets have two sides: Revenue and Expense

This is a repost from our Homeschooling Blog:Homegrown on Siskiwit  Background: For the past two years, parents from a homeschool group in Cornucopia, Wisconsin, have been working on getting our local school district to approve a charter school. It is a parent driven initiative and we have all volunteered our time with no desire ever … Continue reading

a humble voice

Education reform debate is often dominated by the megaphone.  It’s Chancellor Rhee posing on Time Magazine with a badass face and a broom as if to say, “No time for debate.  No time for discussion.  No time to pause and think of the human element.  We need change.  Huge change. Loud change.”  It becomes a … Continue reading

Personal Creeds and Philosophies of the Right Kind of Education.

This week we are asking the question “How can teachers have a bigger influence on education reformation?” During the week we have seen different ways this question can be answered. Casey on Wednesday reminded us we need to “Promote Reform and Yourself Without Censorship…” I agree whole heartily to Casey’s statement. I want to add, … Continue reading

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