Corporate Veils Hide Greed And The Subversion Of Our Democratic Process.

Managers of these amoral “legal entities” hide behind corporate veils which protect them from most liability. When a corporation is driven by profit and greed, its management targets our elected representatives using subversive outfits like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and a system of financial coercion and rewards. They hand state legislators the changes in the laws they desire and coerce our elected representatives to…

Teachers Who Prostitute Themselves On The Altar Of Education

Lack of professionalism and teachers who prostitute themselves on the altar of education have allowed soulless, amoral corporations to take over many of our public educational systems and access public education tax dollars. Subversive groups like ALEC, and profit-driven ‘educational’ corporations, use the failures of these ‘weak link educators’ to discount the entire profession and all American schools. They use teachers and our innocuous teachers…

Forcing Teachers to Do What They Know Is Wrong

How dare they call teachers dishonest when they fight for quality education! Teacher all over the country are being forced to teach to limited, invalid tests meant to measure student, teacher and school proficiency. If these educators truly understand their responsibilities to each learner, they know that tests used to place, punish and placate are worthless. Every teacher is forced to change instruction so students…

The Damage Tests Do

  Hi, I’m writing this from Mexico as I continue my search for quality education. I’ll be back in Arizona, and then in Dubai, Zambia, London, Prague, Berlin, and Scotland by the end of  August. When you really want to teach something, you want the students to focus, concentrate, think about the stimulus question, and demonstrate that they have mastered the correct information.  Variations of…

Core Curriculum Is…???

Ideally, Core Curriculum identifies the essential information and skills students need at all K-12 grade levels, in each of at least ten (10) disciplines. “We need standards to ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. Common standards will help ensure that students are receiving a high quality education consistently, from school to school…

If This Is True, Then Why Are We Going The Other Way?

The majority of Americans believe in a country where students can go to any public school in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, New York, Texas, Idaho, or… and receive a good interdisciplinary comprehensive education based on facts, content, and sound educational practices. Americans do not believe in education which is cult or religious-based indoctrination. Nor do Americans want schools driven by corporate mentalities trying to capture educational…

Virtual Space: A Resource For Teachers, Not Corporate Takeovers

The use of virtual space as a resource to enhance learning is structured quite differently than the plethora of online education programs (digital or virtual schools) currently in place. In an increasing number of states, online education is used to by-pass interdisciplinary, comprehensive, curriculum-based, fact-based education and the Americanization of our children. In many cases, these online schools are a vehicle for corporations to access…

Obama Can Stop This Travesty

In response to  http://therealworld-teachermant.blogspot.com/  http://www.todneyharris.com/ Todney, thank you for your comments. It is becoming obvious to me that the extreme right has mounted a campaign in most if not all states to take over education by discrediting teachers, schools and the American education system. Groups like ALEC, run by corporate powers who want access to our education tax dollars, and some religious groups, together with…

I Know You. You Make My Heart laugh.

Dear family, friends, students, This is a special day for me because of your gifts. As I struggled to adjust to the Information Age and the amazing Interactive Age, you taught me, stood by me, and stopped giving me those, “Are you ever going to get over this?” looks. The Don Quixote in me, even after 51 years as an educator, saw something other than…