Teachers: A Call to Conscience

Teachers’ Letters of Professional Conscience is a new blog; Their role and mission is introduced as follows; As Teachers of Professional Conscience we object to the use of toxic high stakes testing.   We object to the commodification of children as a source of income for testing corporations.  We object to the sorting, ranking, labeling, and…

The one in which Teach for America reveals their true colors. . .

A post from Dr. Mitchell Robinson whose blog can be found at: http://www.mitchellrobinson.net The one in which Teach for America reveals their true colors. . . Perhaps the strongest voice defending public school teachers against the agenda of the corporate reformers is education historian, Diane Ravitch. Dr. Ravitch recently posted a story (http://dianeravitch.net/2015/02/02/tfa-supports-junk-science-to-grade-colleges-of-education-by-student-test-scores/) about Teach…

The High-Stakes Testing/Common Core Connection to New Teacher Ed. Regulations

Nancy Bailey was a special education for many years. She left teaching due to the current reforms that are taking over the nation’s classrooms. She is now an education blogger and author, writing about the teaching profession and public schools that are critically important to the future of America and its children. Her book is…

Funny How I Spent My Saturday Snow Day – Writing a Letter To Our Federal Government In Opposition of Their Proposal

Bryan Ripley Crandall has taught in public schools and at the college level.  His blog can be found at: Cracking Up Candall  Yesterday, I participated in the democracy that I’ve grown to love. Whether or not the powers that be ever read or listen to the voices of individuals like me is unknown. Cynics say there…

A Few Lessons from 45 Years of Teaching that No One in Power is Likely to Listen To:

From education champion, professor and education blogger Mark Naison; 1. Teaching in one school for a long time and remaining in touch with your former students can be a very powerful asset to your current ones. Former students can be extremely helpful, sometimes with making classroom presentations, more often in advising students on research projects and…