Is There A Doctor In The House?

“We need your help to have your child have the correct race and ethnicity so that it is reported to the state and federal governments with student performance.” This is one sentence of a very poorly written document that was sent to parents by the Chief of Accountability for the district who earns $141,362. This […]

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Waking Up To The American Dream

In 1931 the American Dream was described as, “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” Unfortunately, education has turned the “American Dream” into a nightmare of disability and low achievement. It is difficult to imagine an […]

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But Wait, There’s More!

On Wednesday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the Early Childhood Learning Challenge would receive $500 million of the $700 million Race to the Top federal dollars won by the second round State winners which included New York. He also stated that Congress agreed to pay $200 million to complete the total funding of […]

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The Perfect Storm

A perfect storm happens when all conditions come together in just the right way to create a disaster. A perfect storm is highly destructive in nature and its effects are generally devastating. Watching the storm and analyzing data, help forecasters predict its strength and level of destruction. However, the unpredictability of any force of nature […]

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A Separation Between Home and School

Traditionally, parents shared their role of authority with teachers simply because there was a common purpose between the two in the education of the child. The same values that were taught in the home were taught in the schools so the child’s education and behavior were supported and reinforced at home and at school. Teachers […]

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Happiness Is Not An Illusion!

Spirituality does not belong to religion. Being spiritual simply means describing the spirit, the intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the soul. Righteousness does not belong to religion. Being righteous simply means resembling or having the nature of what is good, proper, or just: right conduct. Understanding this, ending racism, poverty, injustice, and hate […]

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