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Jul 29

Michigan's schools chief 1 of 28 education officials nationwide paid more than governor | MLive.com -

I find it rather ironic that Mississippi’s Superintendent is the highest paid given thier stellar record in public education…

Jul 17

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method -

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I know many people want to stay current with the latest parenting trends—attachment parenting, minimalist parenting, Tiger Mother parenting, et al. Well, I’ve stumbled upon a new technique that will guarantee your child grows up to be an exemplary student and citizen. It’s called CTFD, which…

Jul 16

“We have a choice in this country. Keep listening to the story told by the “reformers” and end up with test-score mills even worse than the ones we have now, or listen to teachers who want a public education system that isn’t an industrial factory spitting out test takers but that offers schools that are places for deep thinking, learning, creativity, play, wonder, engagement, hard work, and intense fun.” — Teachers or ‘Quantitative Learning Gains Facilitators?’

Jul 09

“I have learned that a school is not a business. Schools are unable to control the quality of their raw material, they are dependent upon the vagaries of politics for a reliable revenue stream, and they are constantly mauled by a howling horde of disparate, competing customer groups that would send the best CEO screaming into the night.” — Why schools aren’t businesses: The blueberry story

Jun 20

“Parents need to abandon the idea of perfection and give up some of the invasive control they’ve maintained over their children. The goal of parenting, Portmann reminds, is to raise an independent human being.” — A Nation of Wimps | Psychology Today

“There is in these studies a lesson for all parents. Those who allow their kids to find a way to deal with life’s day-to-day stresses by themselves are helping them develop resilience and coping strategies.” — A Nation of Wimps | Psychology Today

Jun 12

James Meredith asks 21 tough questions about school reform -

Mind Blown! Great questions, who has the answers?

Jun 11

“22 percent of children in the richest country in the history of the world live at or below the federal poverty line — and if it weren’t bad enough that more than 1 in five American children live at or below the federal poverty line, nearly half live in low-income families that struggle to meet basic needs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.” —

A little perspective…

The biggest scandal in America

May 23

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May 22

Awesome!