Friday, March 13, 2009

A note from the Boss

Well now everything dies baby that's a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back
Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City
(Lyrics and audio audio available here.)


  1. Could we please have a little more objectivity regarding SB1 on your blog and/or your webpage? There are many teachers and education professionals who do not have time to read the proposed bill word for word themselves and rely soley on your interpretation of the bill. Yes, this bill, if passed, will change things, but it's not the end of everything. This bill has many positive things in it that need to be reflected on by educators. Don't forget, KDE supports this bill as well as KEA and many many teachers across the state. Please, more analysis and reflection and less commiserating!!

  2. Analysis coming up shortly, probably before day's end. The bill is a net plus, with a couple of losses I wish we hadn't had to take to get there.

  3. Getting rid of portfolios in the accountability "game" now gives good teachers the opportunity to really teach authentic writing that is creative, age appropriate, and enjoyable for kids. The culture of writing that the high stakes portfolio simply created was one that made children loath writing. If you really wanted to do great things for kids...put your political ideology towards finding a way to get pitiful teachers out of the classroom rather than punish everyone for the few who cruise by doing nothing. This crazy high stakes accountability simply punishes the great, creative teachers and the kids so the weak teachers are accountable, but are they?


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