Teaching is an issue near and dear to my heart. It was my dream when I was younger -- I would line-up my stuffed animals, and my little sister, and teach to them for hours. Even at the age of seven, I understood what it meant to engage my students.
In short, if you're a tenured teacher, you are an impediment to Excellence. The only way you can help children is by getting rid of your tenure, standing up straight and walking to Arne Duncan in Washington DC and saying, "Please sir, I want to be fired for any reason."
It's hard to imagine the law's vocal supporters intended that it would result in student boycotts of school lunches, higher meal prices, food wasted or discarded and school districts scrambling to identify funds to comply with unfunded regulations.
No matter how well you're managing your money now, you need to also be thinking about retirement. (Yes, even if you're only 25 or 30.) The good news is it's never too early to start planning for your retirement. It's also never too late, if you've been slacking up to this point.
We've seen a lot of anxious parents over the decades. Take a deep breath -- it will be okay, we're going to take good care of them -- and read these top five tips.
The nation's five-year-olds will file into their schools soon, their faces so young and sweet and innocent. I hope their year is filled with enough happy moments to fill those cute and somewhat overlarge backpacks they proudly carry.
Over my 28 years living inside urban school systems, I have come to understand and believe that there are two things that we must do and/or keep in mind: respect the complexity of this challenge and relentlessly execute against clear goals.
As we mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are glad to see renewed interest in the issue of segregation, but discouraged about our societal failure to tackle it.
Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.
At the top of many education reformers' wish list is expanding charter schools to give students a choice. The total number of charter schools currently competing with Grosse Pointe and Birmingham public schools is zero.
This phenomenon has been identified by researchers who have determined that elementary, middle and high school students actually lose ground on what they've learned in school during the summer months.
The landscape of higher education today seems pretty homogenous. This strikes me as not merely a complaint of the geezer in me but a loss of something distinctive about American higher education.
The question on everyone's lips was "How did you get Michelle Obama to visit your program?" The answer is simple: one of our students asked.
Parents, teachers and educators have the opportunity to nurture the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs by reinforcing creative thinking and problem solving and creating safe environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.
In life, opportunities will come up and present themselves to you, and if you don't go after it, they will be GONE. The lesson is this, the next time an Opportunity presents itself, I want you all to GO AFTER IT."
Whether you agree or disagree with the court ruling, we all have an opportunity to look beyond the past or the present and to shape the future policies that will elevate our profession and the kind of education we offer our students.
Alberto was a remarkable human being who will be missed by all who embraced his commitment to change the world.
We have different options, but not to lose our humanity and our hope for the future, the future that we all have in our minds and hearts, of safety and security for all, we only have one resolution and one way forward: harder, but essential: peace.