Mary Hudson is a teacher from New York chronicled her experience working in three different schools between 2001 and 2010. The piece is powerful, provocative and makes for an important conversation starter about what is really happening in schools. My own experience in 4 schools between 1998 and 2013 was different in ways and also… Continue reading A Teacher Speaks Out
Her name is Alexandra. She was a student in a school where I used to work and she was one of those kids who challenges you, causes her share of trouble, and comes to appreciate and love you deeply when you’ve earned her trust. Oh, she steals your heart too. To this day, a letter… Continue reading Suspension Simply Wasn’t the Answer. And That Happens A Lot.
If there’s one thing that gets today’s parents upset, it is when they think that their child isn’t getting the playing time they deserve on a team. There are all sorts of reasons for this “injustice,” not the least of which is when the coach plays his own son or daughter over players that are… Continue reading If Your Biggest Problem Is Daddy Ball, You’re the Lucky One
As everyone who closely follows education policy knows, discipline is a hot issue and has been for a while. As the data consistently shows, there are concerning disparities in suspensions and overall consequences for black and brown students when compared with white students. But the conversation, in typical 2018 style, has devolved into an assuming… Continue reading Former Camden Supe Adds Nuance and Wisdom to School Discipline, Restorative Justice Debate
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It’s Friday—yeah baby—but that means that I will spend much of my time later today searching frantically for all three of my son’s basketball uniforms. I think they’re washed and folded somewhere but figuring out which basket of clothes they may be hiding in is always an overwhelming challenge for me and since all… Continue reading Moms on a Super Bowl School, School Discipline, an Anti-Military Rant, a Reunion with Students, and, Ugh, Laundry!
(Note: I am particularly hopeful that teachers, school leaders, and parents will weigh in and share their thoughts, experiences, and opinions on this very contentious but important topic. Good School Hunting wants to hear from you so that we may have a robust and respectful discussion about school discipline. Please comment about where I’m going… Continue reading Suspension Is Often Not the Answer To a Kid Saying the “F” Word to a Teacher