Category Archives: Teaching

Education Week Misses the Point


A very thoughtful article greeted me at Education Week.  I’m sure the author, editor and headline writer had the best of intentions.  They missed the point. Words like ignorance, discrimination, and terrorism are embedded in our vernacular these days, especially … Continue reading

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Lots of Stupid in One Place


We get these stories every few years: Students in JoAnne Bolser’s middle school class were, at first, surprised when she gave them a math quiz that used pimps, gang members, and cocaine as test questions. Their surprise turned to shock … Continue reading

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Remind Me to Never Bother BusPassOffice


From Hogewash this morning: BusPassOffice: I am still laughing at bill’s fake phone call yesterday and wondering if its worth contacting Cardinal Management to tell them how they select residents with multiple restraining orders to have the privilege in living … Continue reading

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Teacher Pay in North Carolina


Yesterday I wrote about teachers leaving North Carolina.  Even if you’re not from here, the factors affecting North Carolina probably affect your state as well.  Of course, this might have no significance, and you might want to skip this altogether. … Continue reading

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If True, Somebody Needed to Find This Out Decades Ago


The LA Times Reports: The Los Angeles Board of Education voted this week to fire nationally recognized teacher Rafe Esquith, following a misconduct investigation that included allegations he made an improper joke to students and inappropriately touched minors, according to … Continue reading

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Hey, North Carolina? Where’d All Your Teachers Go?


Teachers are leaving the profession in greater numbers and at higher percentages in North Carolina than in previous years.  Others are just moving. The turnover rate is now 14.84% though the rate of the exodus has slowed. A study by … Continue reading

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