Friday, June 18, 2021
Home Tags Constructive dialog

Tag: constructive dialog

Some words in praise of Betsy DeVos

Editorials and commentators have been harsh in their treatment of the designation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. A closer look.

Can removing troublemakers save urban schools?

We comment on an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun in which a former teacher suggests taking disruptive students out of the classroom.

Trump won, now what? a Maine teacher asks

We wonder, with a teacher from Maine, what the presidency of Donald Trump will hold for our nation's schools and students.

Student group opposes blocking transgender rule

A student council leader in Arundel Co., Md., reminds us that transgender students are often discriminated against but have rights the same as anyone.

Kaepernick refuses to stand for National Anthem

The Star-Spangled Banner has issues, but refusing to sing it at a football game will create a stir, whether in high school or the NFL.

A white teacher on Black Lives Matter in Baltimore

The #BlackLivesMatter movement is a popular topic on this blog, because #BLM works for justice, and that above all else needs everyone.

On year-round schooling’s impact on summer

One publisher in Baltimore wonders if we should have kids go to school year-round. It's worth the dialog, but it's a little complicated.

Ravitch still opposes Common Core: NYT

The Common Core has taken root, but there are experts among educators who would rather we use something else for math & English.

Should we abolish state education departments?

A candidate for US senator from Md. opines that we should abolish the Md. State Dept. of Ed. Let's talk.

Principals oppose opt-out, in general

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has released a statement saying they are opposed to the opt-out movement.