Here’s our latest episode of At the Chalk Face with two graduate students from the University of Minnesota who are resisting their institution’s potential deal with TFA. I’m still a little annoyed by the end of this episode. I decided to use Zingaya to run the show instead of Skype, and it cut us off. […]
I read a fluff piece on the Common Core at Inside Higher Ed. Pretty basic, hits most key players. I checked the author, just a 2009 journalism graduate. She quotes significantly folks from PARCC, SBAC, and other supporters. Mentions a lot about teacher preparation, but no one actually FROM teacher preparation. This has been an issue […]
There’s a great deal of hand-wringing over this upcoming sequester which, according to most news outlets, could lead to around $85 billion in across-the-board cuts. The defense department is particularly upset, mentioning on CNN the possibility of furloughs. It’s hard to say who would ultimately be affected: But Hale said Defense Department civilian foreign employees […]
Two quick items: I have an essay out at Inside Higher Education on the need for academics to really engage the public discourse. I’m really talking education, but I think a lot of other disciplines, say criminal justice, could use some informed dialogue. Second, Episode 37 of the podcast is out, check it out here. […]
Check out my editorial on Inside Higher Ed about my return to the classroom. I think it turned out pretty well, now I just await all the snarky comments.
Every so often, I’m starting to see a critical swell of the whole technology obsession in education. Here’s a great piece about how, despite being touted as the Millennial generation, college students and younger are really technologically illiterate. Sure, they can text, post status updates, maybe even upload a video to Youtube. But that’s not […]
Back into the weekend with some time to think about something else besides my 14 cherubs. Funny, I just remembered that I had a dream last night about getting a new student. Shows what’s on my mind. In any case, just a comment about one of the most God-awfully stupid ideas I saw the other […]