Education Reform

The choice? Closer to the heart.

“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” I remember listening to these lyrics for the first time when I was in middle school.  It was later in my life when I finally “heard” the lyrics. For those of you that can place the lyrics with the song, you know what I’m… Read more »

Wisconsin Senate Bill 1: Less Flogging is still Flogging

As most of you know the Wisconsin House republicans had a hearing on their destroying public schools accountability bill (Assembly Bill #1) a few weeks ago.  Read here for a review of that disastrous day.   It’s now been two days since I went to the capital in Madison to testify against Senate Bill #1.  In case… Read more »

“I wanna play teacher and I’m in charge.”

Since posting my blog yesterday some people have taken offense to the fact that I satirized Governor Walker’s proposal to allow “real life experience” and the passing of a simple test to become a teacher in Wisconsin. What if I said this: We have absolutely no need for this proposal. If you have a degree… Read more »

Scott Walker for Social Studies Teacher.

Let’s see, we barely made it through the AB 1 fiasco last week.  We still have the weekend to craft pointed and evidenced based arguments (a common core standard) to level at SB 1 and now today Governor Walker hits us with, Gov. Scott Walker is proposing an alternative pathway for people to become licensed as teachers… Read more »

Wisconsin Legislators talk too much.

Today was the “public” hearing on Wisconsin republicans’ school accountability bill.  I wish somebody would have told me that by “public” they meant that the “public” gets to watch legislators talk to each other and that at some point during the day any zombie left in the room would get a chance to say something…. Read more »

Wisconsin Republicans stab at the heart of our communities—Our public schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin public schools deemed to be failing would have to become charter schools under a bill introduced Wednesday that was the first of the 2015 legislative session and placed on the fast track for passage. What else needs to be said? What’s that song by Linkin Park? Crawling? Crawling in my… Read more »

Move Along! Nothing to See here! or “I don’t want to be here anymore.”

Two years ago I posted the blog below.  Today I am reposting it (with some revisions). Why?  Because, as we leave 2014 and are about to begin 2015 I don’t believe anything has changed since I originally crafted this post. I am close to the edge! And from here the picture is perfectly clear. The… Read more »