School Vouchers: Imminent Threat to Equitable School Funding

                  It was telling that Unpresident Trump and Secretary (are you serious?) of Education DeVos made their first joint school visit to a private religious school in Florida. Both of them have negligible experience with public schools and it is clear that their lack of interest in improving public education is neither knowledge based […]

Team Teaching – a 3rd example

  Team teaching can be a powerful way to develop a curriculum that places student learning at the center of attention. When team teaching is grounded in principles of cooperation, social justice and innovation, it can produce teaching that is vibrant and results in an organic classroom practice that matures as the student/teacher community grows […]

Why I retired from teaching

This will at least be the beginning of the telling of this story. I recently read an article in The Atlantic that was titled ‘Why Teachers of Color Quit’. This article was brought to my attention by a former teacher friend and colleague, and the article resonated with me, making me think again about the […]

The ethical dilemma of teaching in the age of standardization

I recently read Richard Rothstein’s commencement address given at the Bank Street Graduate School of Education on May 14th, 2015. I would like to share some of his thoughts and then suggest some responses for teachers in public schools today. Here are some points Rothstein made in his speech (with liberties taken by this author): […]