Archive for October, 2008

What does it mean to be pro-choice?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Fordham University has recently come under fire from the good Catholics of the world, and specifically Cardinal Egan for honoring Justice Breyer with an award from the school.  The reason cited by the Cardinal, who is the leader of pedophiles and sex-addicts, is that Justice Breyer voted to overturn a Nebraska ban on late-term abortions [...]

Who needs public schools?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Many people believe that Sarah Palin is a champion of students and families with special educational needs. I think it’s just another issue that Palin needs to “address” as part of the campaign.  Palin states that if parents of special education students decide to send their children to private schools, the government should foot the [...]

Good… great…overwhelmed.

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I am overwhelmed!  There is no other way to describe my current state of being.  I’ve taken on many extras this year at school, and am starting to rethink some of them, not that it’s possible to back out of any of them now… I’ve been thinking about several questions: what makes a great teacher? [...]

Politics over education

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Here’s an interesting article about NCLB.  Connecticut tried to sue the federal government for forcing NLCB onto the state without adequate funding and impossible goals.  A federal judge threw out the case in April, (I’ll have to research more into that to comment on the decision).  However, CT is appealing it.  I wonder why other [...]

Just because it sounds good doesn’t mean that it is.

Monday, October 13th, 2008

This NY Times article about No Child Left Behind really angers me. No Child Left Behind is a law that was written with good intentions  Behind it is the idea and hope that educators in our country are making every effort  to reach each student in the system.  However, as it passed into law, NCLB [...]

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