Teacher takes on education in San José Unified, California, and the nation

New Year, New Challenges

Maybe this is something we all do: We block the memories of our first few days of teaching. I was talking with a colleague who started teaching next door to …
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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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