Just Asking

Several events or conversations recently have contributed to a growing sense of personal discouragement regarding the future of public education.  It’s made me uncomfortable.  On the one hand I hope this discomfort passes soon, but on the other, I’m wondering if it should propel me toward some sort of action.  The question is “What action?” First, I read […]

Reward and Punishment

I recently participated in a committee to score the results of student projects submitted to substitute for one of the state-mandated end of instruction tests.  While each project had weaknesses, each also had great strengths.  One student’s literary analysis essay  was content-rich and demonstrated maturity and depth of understanding.  The other student’s presentation demonstrated superior […]