Last night I was discussing the current state of education reform with a friend whom I seldom agree with, when he countered with, “Why can’t all of our schools be like Hume-Fogg and MLK Magnet?”. In case you are not familiar… Read More ›
Month: December 2014
What does College and Career readiness really mean?
I am not an educator. That’s something I always want to be clear about. I have two children and I am married to an educator, but I do not earn my living through instructing children. Having a spouse as an… Read More ›
A change in leadership is not a change in policy.
This week the edict went out. Tennessee has a new State Superintendent of Education. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2014/12/17/sources-haslam-name-candice-mcqueen-new-education-commissioner/20535427/) Dr. Candice McQueen is the new boss and she’s being lauded as a former classroom teacher and someone who as overseen a high quality teacher… Read More ›
Dear ASD, Its not the tone that’s the problem
Chris Barbic of the Tennessee Achievement District has been out making the interview rounds of late. One of his primary themes has been the tone surrounding the conversation on education. He’s been lamenting how people have lost sight of the… Read More ›
This is the time of year that we start to receive Christmas letters from friends and family. We enjoy them a great deal around the Weber household and are extremely happy that everyone is doing so well. That said, if… Read More ›
The future is so bright I’ve got to wear shades
You hear the craziest things at school board meetings. Last night I heard a former teacher talk about how we’ve completely stopped asking what we can do for children and have started demanding that they supply our needs. You see… Read More ›
Gaslighting ASD style
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the term “Gaslighting”. Here’s the definition from Wikipedia: Gaslighting or gas-lighting is a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt… Read More ›