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Entries by Randy Turner from 05/2012

It's Time to Use Test Scores to Determine Teacher Pay

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

Let's base 100 percent of teacher pay on the results of standardized tests. But if we are to have true educational reform, a concept that seems to be lost when used by those who claim that mantle, I want the following conditions:

Joplin Tornado Teaches True Meaning of School

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

It was just a building that was destroyed, one that had packed many memories into its two years, but just a building. The circumstances that brought us together were horrific, but what a wonderful school year.

Mitt Romney and the Fierce Desire for Educational Change

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

As a teacher who has students write research papers on the American Civil Rights Movement, I was stunned to find out that I am on the wrong side of the great civil rights issue of our time. It has to be true. Mitt Romney says so.