My third grade teacher was fabulous; in fact, in my 20 years of education I had a lot of really wonderful teachers. However, it is Mrs. Mason who inspired me to take on the challenging work of reforming the way teachers are evaluated, compensated, hired and retained.
Ed Reform In Nevada? Gov. Brian Sandoval is putting the final touches on his Wednesday State of the State speech, and according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, education will factor high. Merit pay -- a plan in which teachers are paid partially in accordance with their students' test scores -- is looking good to him. "There is money in the budget to ensure we have a fair system by which we're going to measure the performance of teachers," Sandoval said. "Education will be a big priority for me, and you're going to hear a lot about it in the State of the State. K-12 as well as higher ed." (It should be noted that merit pay hasn't been found to work most anywhere -- except in special cases).
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.
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.
If a former teacher has his way, the game will change forever in Missouri schools. The students will still have their constitutional rights -- it is the teachers who will have to shed theirs at the door.
For too long we have allowed politicians to ignore dealing with the real problems of poverty and permitted them to use education as a convenient scapegoat for their negligence.
Oklahoma and Tennessee's legislators' most recent attacks on evolution started in each state's legislative session in 2011 and were carried forward into this year's sessions.
HB 1148 is one of several bills that have cropped up around the country in 2012 that address the problematical issue known as evolution.
House Bill 1227 will require the equal treatment of religious opinion and science, depriving kids of the knowledge to compete in the economy, and robbing them of a clear understanding of how to tell the difference between real knowledge and someone's truthy opinion.