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We Will Do Whatever it Takes

Krystal and Kevin with their son Emery.  Until a month before Kindergarten, our son was on track in every way for a successful kindergarten year.  He had been healthy for four years with barely a cold, breezed through preschool with no issues and then, all of a sudden, our lives were turned upside down. He… Continue reading We Will Do Whatever it Takes


Come On Randi

Right winger. One percenter. Anti-democracy. These are the charges that Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, levels at her own members as well as supporters of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the case coming before the Supreme Court this week. Yes, the AFT president actually hurls these insults at veteran teachers who… Continue reading Come On Randi

School Talk

A Disappointing Alliance

Educators 4 Excellence is an organization I admire and since their inception both their mission and vision have been clear: to elevate the voices of teachers, help them to become leaders, and ensure that student outcomes are a primary focus. The exact language is here: To ensure that the voices of classroom teachers are included… Continue reading A Disappointing Alliance