Is Your Teaching Experience an Abusive Relationship? – Education Article

I know the title is a heavy one, but it’s a thought I’ve had since I started in this profession. I am in an abusive relationship with teaching. I know this isn’t everyone’s story. I see teachers all over Instagram discussing the love and dedication they have for their schools. Their leadership is great. Their kids are great. Everything is just great. Then, I look around my school and think “I need to go home” or “I don’t need this.”…

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I Used to be a Reporter. Now I’m a Teacher. I’ve Become What I Used to Observe – Education Article

A long time ago, in a newsroom far, far away; your humble narrator was a respected journalist. Today I am a beloved school teacher in a suburban middle school. Okay. That may be laying it on a bit thick. Like any human being whose job it is to get children to do their best and learn something, I’m beloved by some and beloathed by others. And if I’m honest, when I was a reporter, I was never all that respected.…

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Pam Harbin Wants to Go From Pittsburgh School Board Watchdog to School Board Member – Education Article

  My friend Pam Harbin is trying to undergo a startling metamorphosis.     She wants to transform from an education activist into a Pittsburgh School Director.    Now that Board President Lynda Wrenn is stepping down after 4 years, city voters in District 4 will have to decide whether Harbin can make the change. The election is on May 21.     Residents in parts of Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Shadyside and North Oakland already know Harbin as a…

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Teach For America may lose model in California! – Education Article

This week the California Assembly Education Committee heard AB 221. Here is the original text of the bill. AB 221 SECTION 1. Article 14 (commencing with Section 32440) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read: Article  14. Teach for America 32440. (a) Commencing with the 2020–21 school year, no Teach for America teacher shall be assigned, pursuant to the Teach for America program, to teach at any California public…

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UC Berkeley Chancellor says Kopp Monologue is Free Speech – Education Article

Wendy Kopp, who infamously created Teach For America to temporarily place teachers in classrooms in her Princeton undergraduate thesis, has been invited to give the 2019 graduation address at UC Berkeley. I recieved the following note protesting the invitation from Jane Nylund to Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor. As a public school advocate, and a product of California public schools (father and grandmother both attended UC Berkeley), I was outraged and saddened to find that UC Berkeley had extended an invitation to Wendy Kopp, founder…

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Sell Your Soul to the Testocracy: Kamala Harris’s Faustian Teacher Raises – Education Article

 I love the idea of Kamala Harris’ plan to give teachers a pay raise.  But once we get past ideas, it’s way more troubling.   The California Senator and Democratic Presidential hopeful is proposing a $13,500 pay increase for the average teacher, with the exact number based on the size of each state’s pay gap.  That’s $315 billion more over a decade through federal matching funds, which amounts to a 23 percent salary increase for most educators.   Yes, please!…

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Truth For America: Why was Republican Legislator and TFA alum punished? – Education Article

Truth For America: Why was Republican Legislator and TFA alum punished? Why did this happen to @KevinKileyCA? A republican and @TeachForAmerica alum who sits on the California Assembly Education committee? Listen to the latest episode of Truth For America podcast to find out why… See all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts about Teach For America here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae. Like this: Like…

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