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
What has changed is that it is harder for us to be nice to kids. With elevated standards and increased testing, we find ourselves with less leeway with which we can help a child navigate. — ‘What has changed is that it is harder for us to be nice to kids’ — departing veteran principal
Got a chance to try Google Glass today, thanks @avheuv!
In Finland, half of surveyed teachers responded that they would consider leaving their job if their performance would be determined by their student’s standardized test results. — What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools? (Not what you think)
Teachers alone, regardless of how effective they are, will not be able to overcome the challenges that poor children bring with them to schools everyday. — What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools? (Not what you think)
Stay-At-Home Dads, Breadwinner Moms And Making It All Work : NPR -
Best job I ever had!