Doctor Who? No, not Dr. Who. “Doctor Who?” is what the National Review Online asks about Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President. Apparently, that well-regarded think-tank takes issue with such insistence upon a professional distinction. In the article entitled, “Diagnosing Dr. Biden: The second lady exemplifies a bloated class of people with irrelevant, [...]
She edged into my classroom, hoping not to be noticed as the new kid to the school. It was late January of her 9th grade year. I read her demeanor immediately. She didn’t want a fuss, she didn’t want to talk, she shut down, closed herself off to the friendly smiles, built a brick wall [...]
Two years ago, I went on a rant about the cost of preschool in my local area. As a two parent working household, we still struggled to add the nearly $400 a month onto our plate while juggling a new baby and our monthly obligations. Of course there are options for free programs, none of [...]
I just went on a middle school tour and I nearly cried in gratitude for the whole two hours. Ainsley is off to 6th grade and that’s middle school where we live. It’s a big transition that I’m sure she’s ready for. Progressive Piece of the Planet We live in Fort Collins, Colorado, a progressive [...]
Singling teachers out in a recent interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, called for a stoppage of teacher’s unions’ ability to contribute to political campaigns. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of all corporations and unions to contribute an unlimited amount of money to campaigns. Romney stated, “[Allowing [...]
For the first time in a quarter-century, Chicago Public Schools teachers are walking the picket line, striking over an unfair contract and devaluing procedures and expectations ushered in with this year’s extended day program. I am watching the politics, press and negotiations carefully. I am not only a parent of a child in CPS, I [...]
My family and I are making the big move to the New Jersey suburbs. With a two-and-a-half-year-old son anxious to play outside in the grass everyday and another baby on the way, like many urban families, we are leaving city apartment life for the house, the yard and the big mortgage and high tax bill. [...]
The whole country just finished their Standardized Tests. If you’re a parent you know that the entire school year has been hijacked by making sure kids pass these tests. It’s legislation called No Child Left Behind and was the major education reformation of George II. The test had a number of consequences — some good, [...]
The winds of change are blowing through the Louisiana educational system with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane. Governor Bobby Jindal longs to make a name for himself on the national stage, a name that was somewhat tarnished by an embarrassing rebuttal to one of Barack Obama’s first speeches made as President. So desperately [...]
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