Worthy Reading

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rural_education/2010/07/secrets_out_on_school_consolidation_in_mississippi.html http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/walt_gardners_reality_check/2010/07/evaluating_teach_for_america.html http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=1535&section=Article

Listen to Me.

Tuesdays at 11:00 am you can hear me try to converse with people that want to do away with public education. http://www.wrta.com/WRTA_player.htm

Too Much Money

Teachers make too much money. True or False? False. The average salary of a starting teacher in this area is around $31,000.00 a year. The average babysitter in this area makes five dollars an hour per child. If teachers made babysitter wages they would make $135, 000.00 a year. Do the math. The average classroom… Read more »

Merit for Teachers

Merit pay for teachers based on student achievement is a ridiculous idea unless teachers can be guaranteed that all students are heterogeneously grouped and randomly assigned to classrooms. If this doesn’t happen then teachers and schools that are already meeting achievement goals based on an a geographic economic distribution model (property taxes) will receive all… Read more »