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Stop Trying to Indoctrinate Our Kids

I really don’t need activists trying to indoctrinate my children under the guise of classroom teaching. If they are up to the...

How the Conventions Showcased Education and What It Means for Ed Reform

The first-ever virtual political conventions have come and gone, and it was hard not to notice how Democrats and Republicans took wildly...

Why K-12 Education Needs Viewpoint Diversity Now

In the fall of 2016, before the presidential election, a 9th grader came to school wearing a Trump 2016 T-shirt. I walked into...

Here’s Why I Will Teach Standard English in My Classroom

Kimberly Wilkins, April Williams, and Antoine Dodson (i)-- You probably don’t know their names, but have likely laughed...

Hard Truth: Good Relationships With Students Do Not Mean They Learn

In the aftermath of non-traditional instruction (NTI) school closures, as I reflect on the whirlwind that has been February through now in...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Is Against Police Union Endorsements But Seems to Think Teachers’ Union Endorsements are Just Fine

This past weekend Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a fellow Queens native and upcoming Democratic superstar, had this to say about the New York...

On Distance Learning, A Teacher’s Words of Advice: Keep It Simple

So, I’ve been doing this virtual learning thing with students for a week (really three days, but who’s counting?). After a ridiculously...

No Easy Choices Except to Be Kind (and Butt Out!)

If we are to survive the stress and uncertainty of this year’s school reopenings, we are going to have to learn how...