Archive for April, 2010

The Rubber Rooms: Reformed!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The name of this place elicits loud laughter, if not confusion, amongst those not in the know.  The rubber rooms are places where the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) sends teachers who have been accused of misconduct in the classroom.  The rubber room is where these teachers go to while away their days waiting for [...]

The Purpose of Standardized Tests… What is it?

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I watched a recent Q&A webcast Arne Duncan gave with Organizing for America.  Despite my criticism of where education reform is headed in our country, I am impressed by the many facets of education he needs to address as Secretary.  Due in part to this webcast, but mostly by conversations I’ve had recently with others [...]

Who Knows What This Is Going To Be