Posted in July 2013

Fight the Testing Power

Fight the Testing Power

This spring I joined my daughter’s elementary school’s High Stakes Testing Committee (HSTC). It’s a group of concerned parents who are interested in spreading information to the larger school body about what high stakes testing is, the impact of high stakes testing on our children’s education, and our options for action. It has been an … Continue reading

A Conference for Educators by Educators

A Conference for Educators by Educators

At the end of April, I attended two very different conferences back to back. And I literally mean back to back–I flew home, arrived at 11pm, repacked by  bag, and left at 6am the next day. I didn’t even tell my kids I was coming home; I just told them I was going away for … Continue reading

My Last High School Graduation

My Last High School Graduation

Last week, I attended the Class of 2013 graduation at my old high school, the Cobble Hill School of American Studies in Brooklyn, New York. It was the last graduation of students I had taught during my ten years at Cobble. I taught these students in 9th grade, for three long and hot weeks when … Continue reading