The RNC and the Co-opting of Language

                  I have been watching the RNC – I admit not for very long periods of time because the hatred that I see in the faces of some of the delegates and the demeaning language that spews from the mouths of some of the speakers is difficult to listen to before my eardrums burst. […]

Team Teaching Part 2 – The Story of a Third Quilt

I was feeling frustrated and burned out after five years of teaching in an urban middle/high school. Looking for ways to rejuvenate my mind and my practice I began turning to the idea of joining teacher networks. There were three networks that provided the spark that I was looking for – Seeking Educational Equity and […]

Politics and Public Education

It seems that public education is eliciting many opinions, especially from the mayoral candidates, about how to fund schools and what do to about the SRC. Sanity levels seem to be rising as most of the candidates favor eliminating the SRC (a good move). Replacing the SRC brings out varying positions, but that is a […]

Is there still hope for fair funding for public schools?

The question came to me after two things that just happened. One is the removal (hopefully on a permanent basis) of Mr. Green as the chairperson of the SRC and the second is a bit of reading I have been doing in Taylor Branch’s “At Canaan’s Edge”. Branch wrote about a sermon that Martin Luther […]

Tongue in cheek nominations for seats on the SRC

I am inspired by a blog entry by George Bezanis titled “Losing my virginity to the SRC” in which he addresses the SRC at the recent meeting regarding charter school approvals. I recommend that you read his presentation on his blog – here is a link: http://www.Phillyteachersdesk.blogspot.com I have requested in other blog entries that […]