(Click on the title to read the entire post) A challenge that continues to face public schools is not how to provide opportunities for parents to reallocate their children to schools the parents choose; rather, the preeminent and ongoing challenge is how to appropriately and effectively allocate a sufficient number of highly effective teachers to those students most in need of three essential qualities possessed by such teachers, their unyielding belief in... ... the ability of all children, including those who are disadvantaged, to learn ... their belief that their calling to be a teacher is a noble one of significant social importance ...their conviction that a professional teacher has a moral responsibility to acquire and finely hone the research-proven skills and strategies needed to lead all students to mastery of the knowledge and skills that will empower them to succeed as adults
"Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not." Click this link to read about Tanitoluwa Adewumi
Wikipedia defines a helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) as a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s or children’s experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. Paying close attention would be admirable if parents were insisting their children complete homework assignments, behave appropriately, and learn how to deal positively with failure and gracefully with success. But this isn’t what helicopter parents are doing. Instead, they’re insisting their children receive good grades without earning them and receive special accommodations without needing them.
(Click on the title to read the entire post.) Unlike the South, racial biases of the white residents of Harrisburg where hushed; in polite society, such things were not discussed. The community in the North in which I was raised reflected comedian and activist Dick Gregory’s characterization: “In the South, they don’t mind how close I get, so long as I don’t get too big. In the North, they don’t mind how big I get, so long as I don’t get too close.”
(Click on the title to read the post) The power of which I spoke then and write about now is not the power of Law, which is a mythical power that depends upon the Tinkerbell Effect; rather, it is the power that comes from an ability to instill fear in the minds of a majority of citizens—their individual fear of significant material loss, of physical pain, and/or fear of death—in order to force them into compliance.
(Click on the title or photo to read the entire post) “Do you think charters are the answer?” Bill asked as my wife hustled away. “I think it’s the answer for the kids that get into good ones,” I replied.
(Click on title to read the complete post.) How many of us realize that we are talking out of both sides of our mouth when we praise America as a country that champions Liberty and Equality?