We hope those of you celebrating Halloween enjoyed a weekend filled with candy and joy and not with casually or blatantly racist costumes.
I am an immigrant to the South. I wasn’t particularly excited to move here from the bountiful northeastern seaboard, but there was money involved at the time, so here I am.
After several years of not meeting adequate yearly progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), several Indianapolis high schools and one middle school face a takeover by the state this summer. The district, Indianapolis Public Schools, has until the results from standardized achievement tests (ISTEP+ for grades 3-8 and end of course assessments (ECAs) for grade 10) arrive t0 know the fate of five high schools and one middle school. Read More Education in America: Indianapolis Mayor Fights for More Charter Schools
I’m back after taking last week off, and today we’re going to play with hypotheticals. The news has been dominated recently with stories of mass teacher layoffs and terminations, including pink-slipping 5000+ teachers in Detroit; 1,500 in Broward County, FL; thousands in Texas; thousands in California; and thousands in New York City. Read More Education in America: Unforeseen Costs of Vouchers and Charters