SUPREME COURT: ROBERTS ONE-LINER SAYS IT ALL

By Bill Mears, (biased) CNN Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued what is likely to be a landmark opinion — ruling that race cannot be a factor in the assignment of children to public schools.
The court struck down public school choice plans in Seattle, Washington, and Louisville, Kentucky, […]

A MOST INTERESTING SCHOOL FIRING CASE

Updated: 9:37 p.m. CT May 24, 2007
LITTLE ROCK - The Little Rock School Board fired its superintendent Thursday but pledged to pay him the more than $400,000 remaining on his contract, splitting among racial lines in a dispute that drew new attention in a federal court that integrated local schools 50 years ago.
The board voted […]

WHAT MODERN LIBERALISM DOES TO EDUCATION

Doug,
I have one week left in this hxxx hole that they call schools today. I have one year left before I retire and I am counting the days. It is really a shame because I “Loved” teaching children years ago when there was discipline in schools and parents cared about their child […]

N.O., La.:TEACHER PAY, STRIKE TALK POST

Yes, strike until the entire system is overhauled!
Posted by Your Words May 2, 2007 15:35 nola.com
Joan Fox of New Orleans, LA, writes:
Yes, go on strike!
I have taught in California, Colorado, and in private and public schools in New Orleans. I hold credentials in all three states. I consider the American public school system to […]

EDUCATION: THE REAL CRISIS

Teachers leaving profession in droves, by Shirley Dang
CONTRA COSTA TIMES; Article Launched: 04/26/2007 01:32:43 PM PDT
Stephan Goyne entered teaching as a “fight the good fight” kind of guy, taking a job in East Oakland right out of college.
“I come from a family of teachers. It wasn’t even a question of whether to do that,” Goyne […]

LIBERALISM: DUMBING DOWN EDUCATION

APRIL 2007 from an (out-of-state) public high school substitute I know personally: (edited for privacy)
…..I had given a test that day and I told the geometry teacher most students finished it in 30 minutes (and this is a 90 minute class). Now get this: these tests are open-book! I NEVER had an open book test […]