Month: May 2019

This Thread Explains How Bernie’s Proposed Charter Ban Is Political Grandstanding

In case you’ve been living under a rock, 2020 presidential candidate Bernie “#TheRevolution” Sanders made waves late last week when he announced his plan to ban for-profit charter schools. It landed with a resounding thud among parent and educator activists who view charters as a solution for increasing high-quality schooling options for Black and Latino children in urban areas. To…

So You Really Wanna Know What’s Wrong With Ed Reform?

It seems like every week I come across another article that tries to point out where “school reform has gone astray.” Many of them are penned by teachers, angry and confused by the adoption of charter school  laws and rapid changes to their state’s accountability systems. Others are written by reform-minded folks with legitimate concerns about the direction that the…

I Am ‘Just A Teacher’ And Proud Of It.

OK, so here’s this embarrassing thing I did recently. I kinda promised myself I would never admit this to anyone, so please don’t tell. It was my friend’s birthday, and my friend is this super impressive person who has been elected to office and whose friends are all impressive people that help people get elected to office and have job…