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“Watch What We Do to See What We Believe”

If you had told me when I started working in education that we’d face a day when the United States prioritized bars...

Why Are My Kids Watching ‘Friends’ and Playing Xbox During the School Day?

I knew something was wrong when, during what was supposed to be a full day of remote learning, my thirteen-year-old son announced...

‘1776 Unites’ — Lesson Plans that Celebrate Black Excellence and America’s Founding Ideals

Civil rights activist and community organizer Robert Woodson’s 1776 Unites organization was launched early this year as a positive response to the...

Yes, I Dropped Out of Stuyvesant High School to Homeschool Myself

Gregory Wickham Two Mondays ago I began to homeschool myself in lieu of completing my tenure as a...

The Epidemic We’re Not Talking About: Most High School Seniors Can’t Read or Do Math

The National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) — nicknamed “America’s Report Card” — released their 12th grade scores at the end of October. 

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...

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...