A Teacher’s Perspective On School Reform

This point is significant because I think it explains the timing of Ms. Baker’s resignation. Not to slight the fine work of Brian Jones, but my take is that Ms. Baker missed the team that she and Mr. Nida had formed in expanding the number of charters while at the same time increasing the quality of school performance.

If the guardians don’t care, who will? Who will the children look to for answers? They can’t ask young people that are older than they are, because they have gone down the same worthless path.

Next, take a look at a baby. A baby is crawling everywhere. Why, then, do they start to walk? Does a teacher convince the baby of the comparative value of walking and then provide lectures on the mechanics? Usually, the baby (1) saw other people do it (2) took interest in the possibility that this will avail them of more stuff. They attempt, usually repeatedly. They refuse instruction, usually vigorously. And, they learn.

Neighborhoods should come together to learn about their neighbors and community. With technology exchange email and telephone numbers. Neighbors must not live in isolation. Parents should have email and telephone numbers of every parent in their child’s class or classes. Parents need to communicate more in the neighborhood. If situations are happening in the neighborhood that should be communicated to the neighborhood. The best neighborhood watch is email, text messages, visibility and cell phone numbers.

And as a result, more than 34 percent of American children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they will need to learn to read. Despite the billions of dollars invested in remedial reading programs, those millions of children likely won’t catch up.

The president is going to mention education reform in his state of the union address tonight. He intends to put .4 billion into a dysfunctional system. All the money in the world will not fix this broken way we attempt to teach our children.

It shouldn’t have to be this way. With this system, the opportunity to succeed can be whisked away from a child before she even sets foot in a school.

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Neighborhoods should come together to learn about their neighbors and community. With technology exchange email and telephone numbers. Neighbors must not live in isolation. Parents should have email and telephone numbers of every parent in their child’s class or classes. Parents need to communicate more in the neighborhood. If situations are happening in the neighborhood that should be communicated to the neighborhood. The best neighborhood watch is email, text messages, visibility and cell phone numbers.

We need to wake up people. Take the bull by the horns and make serious changes in our lives. We’ve become stagnant and lazy in our everyday lives. Many of our children run amok and have no resposiblities. They don’t know the value of life and most have no feelings of self-worth. All they think about is where to get the next drink of alcohol or drugs to get high. Their moral attitude is down the drain. Their always looking for the next party so they can try to forget their troubles.

I hear anti-smoking advocates are getting ready to re-introduce another total smoking ban ordinance here in Indianapolis. I also hear that because of Smoke Free Indy’s shenanigans last session a number of lawmakers are looking at drafting pre-emption language which would prohibit locals from banning smoking in tobacco shops, private clubs and cigar bars. So if something does happen this year or next year, there’s a good chance it will be short-lived.

What Caruolo fails to acknowledge is that teachers, through their union leaders, have always been at the table and far from alienated. But sadly, the only focus has been on salaries and benefits.

Third, dramatic education reform is a winning issue that will move more minorities into the Republican column. It is the Democrats and misguided Republicans that keep Illinois children in failing schools by not supporting a school choice programs and more rapid charterization of education infrastructure.

A. Human resources departments must conduct a thorough assessment of the applicants’ qualification to include college experiences, previous experiences, and interviews of previous supervisors/administrators.

The current child poverty rate in Kansas approaches 20%, and is growing at a rate nearly double the national average. In 2010, about 40% of Kansas’ K-12 students – nearly 200,000 kids – qualified for Federal free/reduced lunch programs.

Since the widely aggressive campaigning for the passage of 3A 3B in Jefferson County has paid off, the influx of cash is being collected in raindeer barrels from the sky of plenty. On November 15, 2012, district staff, specific to the superintendent and her chief financial officer, were already making recommendations to the board of education to replenish reserves by to M, eliminating furlough days in which they touted as a 3% reduction in pay for the past two years (i.e. you don’t work you don’t get paid), and giving 1 % raises. What happened to the reasons they begged for the money in the first place?

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Barren of cognitive stimulation and encouragement, these environments create a tragic cycle of intellectual stagnation. I’ve met countless students who by age 15 had never seen a live earthworm. Some reach my class believing dinosaurs are fictional characters along with Godzilla or Superman. Others have heard neither Bach nor Black Sabbath.

To save the souls of our schools, administrators must truly “minister” or in other words, assist all in the building. As instructional leaders of our schools, they cannot function in isolation nor allow teachers to do so as well. When a principal cares about the success of teachers and students, his/her presence does not evoke fear.

Shouldn’t it be us the parents, guardians, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, or anyone who cares, to step up to the plate? We can not blame our teachers as a whole for the problems in the school system. Many of our children are out of control. They have no displine or perhaps no love from the ones they need it most.

You are a good example. You drove to work a few days ago. Did you learn anything? Probably not. You did not try to accomplish anything novel. And, nothing novel happened. But, an unexpected highway closure either leads you to turn around and go home or (more likely) do something new. Then, small or large, something will be learned. Maybe you will learn those functions on your GPS that you never needed before. Or, maybe you will ask a very good looking business man for directions and find that all nice looking business men are not necessarily nice. New experiences are very good at emerging a new want. Wants lead to trying. And, trying leads to learning.

In an interview you did for Robin Shreeves, I read that you started The Grass Stain Guru because you are so passionate about the issues of unstructured play, connecting people with nature, and education reform. How does your blog address these issues?

Hard research confirms that reading to children may break this cycle and improve their chances of success in life. Reach Out and Read is a national school readiness organization that helps spread this crucial message. The program provides every child 6 months through 5 years old with a new, developmentally-appropriate children’s book to take home and enjoy. Our doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day.

So, this means a 4% increase in pay for the employees who have sacrificed so much in the you don’t work you don’t get paid philosophy while keeping kids out of the classroom. All the while this was sold by Dancer and Prancer as good solid coal, in order to pass a tax increase. What? How confusing? Indeed, done intentionally. These recommendations were prepared by the end of September, before voters even had a chance to say yes or no.