Feelings and Whiteness

There’s a great chance I’m doing this wrong. Let me know in the comments.   Since I was young, I’ve been hit harder by feelings than most of my peers. Whenever schoolyard talk got heated, I’d burst into tears and be unable to complete a...

Betsy Who? Why do I care?

Today, the Senate voted 50-50 to confirm Betsy Devos as secretary of Education. It was so close and so contested that VP Mike Pence was brought in to cast the final vote. Maybe you’re not a teacher; here’s why you should still care and what that means for...

Teacher Pay

I’ve been out of the class for about a month. My co-workers and new bosses in the District Office have led me to many new conversations about Education (on and off the clock). If you don’t mind, fill in this anonymous form so I can make a graph of (what is...

Tony Danza and Haiti

This will be short. I’m spending every waking minute prepping my presentations for conferences at CLMS South and CMC South (featuring John Stevens), so blogging has fallen by the wayside.   This morning, I was driving to work listening to Tony Danza’s...