Posts tagged “education”

Margarita soda and candy-grams.

“Mister, can I go to the bathroom?” “Yeah, did you finish your warmup though?” “Please, I have to pee.” “Ok, go. Write a pass.” He didn’t write a pass. He also didn’t think I saw it but I did. As Christian turned to go out the door, he tried to shift the open Coke can […]

Testing, accountability, and a libertarian calling for more state control

Tyler Cowen (an amazing Econ. and general interest blogger at Marginal Revolution) wrote an op-ed for the New York Times yesterday which touched briefly on education. Here’s the relevant excerpt: Politics based on lobbying stacks the deck against lower-income groups, who are often outmaneuvered. For instance, one of the biggest problems faced by the poor […]

I Don’t Know Sh*t About Education

Ryan’s repost of my old blog entry gave me cause to reread it for the first time since April 2011. I closed the post by pledging to be a good teacher. I’m now into my second year as a special education teacher and it’s as good a time as any to look back and reflect […]

School Choice Is Good, Unless Its The Wrong Choice

My mom sent me an email a few days ago about a Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) charter school that was trying to get approval in Cherokee County, Georgia. I have a stake in the decision. In addition to being a product of Cherokee County schools, my mom is a second grade teacher in the school district. […]