It is hard to believe that it is already Easter weekend. The year just seems to fly by. I do have another set of questions to ask, so if you could take a couple minutes to help a brother out, I would appreciate it. I’m getting them out early because I’ll be spending the rest of the day with my kids. Trying to decide between fishing or the zoo, but that’s another conversation. Let’s get on with the questions.
Michael Petrilli of the Fordham institute recently wrote a piece about schools informing parents of student’s progress towards college readiness starting in the 6th grade. Peter Greene, Curmugucation, wrote a rebuttal. I’m interested in your opinion.
Spring always brings a flood of teacher “I quit” letters. Which is contributing to a growing teacher shortage. So I thought I’d ask educators on a whole – teachers, principals, administrators – what are your current plans for next year? I know plans change but, I thought I’d ask.
Lastly, I thought I’d ask about DGW Blog content. I try to write about issues that have local, state, and national implications. This year it seems that local issues have taken a forefront, but I always try to show how those issues relate to national issues. I thought I’d ask what you thought the focus should be.
Thanks again for your time. Regardless of your religious affiliations, I hope everybody has a great springtime weekend and special people to share it with. I’ll see you on the other side.
I enjoy my school, and my principal very much- but the school board and Dr. Joseph (and his lieutenants) and their lack of actual understanding of teaching and leadership make it hard to continue the job in a positive way. I plan to leave the profession in the next 5 years or so.