The Fair, The Balanced & The LA Times

In a recent article on education, the Los Angeles Times has sought to reduce one of the most complex and important issues facing public education to an oversimplified theme: California, …
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It’s About Time

It’s finally starting to feel like vacation for me. Well, sort of. A few weeks ago, I was working at Willow Glen along with around 70 other English teachers from …
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Unparalleled Heroism

A few months ago, I engaged in a rather vigorous discussion in which a member of my family told me that, “Unions are the problem.” I am not sure which …
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I am not tired today.

I am a little emotional today. I just came back from school. Having taught for many years in different classroom settings should have made me immune to the feelings that …
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A Defense of Drudgery

One of the mighty idols of pedagogical conventional wisdom to which teachers are consistently compelled to genuflect is the icon of “student engagement.” There are definitions of student engagement that …
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