In this piece, Tales from the Classroom team member Dr. Tim Price examines how metaphors of war and factories have shaped and continue to shape our schools...and not for the good. The Power of Metaphors A few years back, I was approached by one of our high school’s international students, a sophomore from China who had come to our school to graduate, to get into a good American college, and to do his parents proud. He came to see me after one of our English classes, during a
This post is the first of many invited blog posts from educators in the field. Steven Singer is a National Board Certified Teacher, public education advocate, and widely-read blogger (gadflyonthewallblog) who teaches 8th grade Language Arts in Western Pennsylvania. His forthcoming book The Gadfly on the Wall: A Public School Teacher Speaks Out on Racism and Reform hits the shelves on November 28. You wouldn’t travel a long distance in your car without strapping on a seatbelt.
Who Reads School Report Cards? While writing my latest blog post this morning, I had the good fortune of receiving an email with a link to a story from The Columbus Business Journal on school rankings in Central Ohio based off of the latest school district report cards from my good friend who owns his own corporate recruiting and financial advising business. He asked me what I thought and at that moment, this post was born. Before writing, like any good researcher, I did some