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Let’s Think Outside the Box as Biden Considers Our Next U.S. Education Secretary

Even before President-elect Joe Biden offered his inspiring remarks to the nation this weekend, the social media posts declaring, “bye, Betsy” clearly...

NYC Principal Stands By High Expectations for Students—Plans to Ignore New Grading Policy

If I lived in Brooklyn, I know which principal I'd want my kids to have. I don't know his name because doing...

Hear Me Out on My Voucher Proposal

This is the third in a series on my changing views of publicly-funded vouchers to parochial and private schools. The first one is...

After We Vote, the Winners Get a Giant Mess

There is an election today and the polls are still open. But note that these elections were once far less apocalyptic in...

One Teacher’s “Election Thing” Is a Lesson All By Itself

There is nothing more to say about the 2020 election that hasn't already been said and now we wait to see who...

My Kids’ Schools Already Closed Due to COVID—Staffing Shortages and Contact Tracing Delays Are the Reason

While parents and pundits squabble over kids returning to school buildings, there are behind-the- scenes realities on the ground that make keeping...

Teachers Can and Should Critique the Antiracism Ideology

“If you are going to show that, you need to discuss the ‘other side.’”  “What other side? We are...

Lucy, We Told You So

“Pouring over the work of contemporary reading researchers has led us to believe that aspects of balanced literacy need some ‘rebalancing.’”