Obama’s New Stance On Testing Won’t Polish His Tarnished Education Legacy

Halloween is at the end of the week and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Many of us will soon find ourselves opening up a special box in our houses full of Grandma’s silverware. The knives and spoons will likely be dull and blackened from misuse…but with a little baking soda, hot water, and elbow grease that tableware will shine like new. Meanwhile, the White House released a statement regarding the Obama Administration’s failed Education Policy over the weekend. His policy is just as scary as Halloween, as the progress of our nation hangs in the balance. It’s tarnished...

An Open Letter To The Powers That Be Of New York About Education

To Governor Cuomo, The New York State Legislature, The Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, Mayor De Blasio, Chancellor Carmen Farina, The New York City Council, and All New Yorkers: This letter will not tackle how the current educational paradigm adversely affects teacher practice; it will not discuss how certain policies outlined are aimed against teachers; it will not defend my peers or myself. This letter will explain that the agenda we are faced with adversely effects our children; how certain policies make unconscionable collateral damage of our children; it will to make a...

Beware The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s False Face On Education

The saying “Beware a wolf in sheep’s clothing” is often, erroneously, cited to Aesop; it originates in the New Testament in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves”. No matter who first provided the advice, it remains timeless in its cautionary value. In today’s political climate, it is especially important that we watch out for these wolves hidden in the skins of sheep, for their rhetoric may be the undoing of the last hundred-plus years of progressive changes; their agendas for personal gain may come at a great price to...