Teachers, Unions, and Reasons to Reflect

Originally posted on Open Salon on March 3, 2011:            Any true education blog must, in this moment, provide commentary on public policy set at the state level and its impact on public education.  Let the highest profile examples and the obvious points come first: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is clearly targeting teachers.  He is attacking [...]

Teachers, Perceptions, and Distractions

Originally posted on Open Salon on January 18, 2011:              First, a word on how the public perceives teachers, particularly since the current economic crisis began to make its effects felt in late 2008.  In my home state of New Jersey, budget cuts at the state level have impacted schools profoundly, and a great debate has [...]