Saturday at 4:30 PM, early voting for this year’s school board race came to an end. Well, in all fairness, it was also the end of early voting for the governor primaries, the vice-mayor contest, and several other races. The… Read More ›
Month: July 2018
IS THIS THING ON?
“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt I write today’s post as dawn breaks…. Read More ›
LET NONE PRESUME TO WEAR AN UNDESERVED DIGNITY
I try to adhere to a schedule of posting a new column regularly on Mondays and Fridays. At times, Monday has turned into Tuesday, but for the most part, I try to follow a set schedule. There are times when… Read More ›
TEST FOR ECHO
This past weekend, I sat down at the computer fully intending to take a deep dive into the newly released TNReady test scores. As happens so often, before I got to my intended task, I got sidetracked. First, I read… Read More ›
DAMN, BUT I’M TIRED.
I know candidates from the last two school board races are going to scoff at me when I say this aloud, but it’s two days into early voting and I’m already worn out. I know that this year’s race pales… Read More ›
TELL ME A STORY…
I’ve often said, “I’m not the smartest man in the room, I’m just fortunate enough to know a lot of really smart people.” To me the greatest benefit to the growth of the Dad Gone Wild blog is the access… Read More ›
DO WE HAVE THE CORRECT EQUATION?
There has been much talk, as of late, about the value of advanced academic coursework in public education. MNPS makes the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge, and Advanced Placement (AP) programs available to kids across the district. This year there was… Read More ›
THE RESULTS ARE IN
One of the most frequently asked questions as of late is, “When is the school board going to evaluate the director of schools?” I now finally have an answer. This week, the board completed their assignment, and the results are… Read More ›
HARD KNOCK LIFE
‘Stead of treated, we get tricked ‘Stead of kisses, we get kicked It’s the hard knock life! – Hard Knock Life, Jay-Z School starts for MNPS in just over a month. And it may be July, but like a character… Read More ›
OH, OH, TRUST ISSUES
Over the last several months, I’ve been highly critical of MNPS leadership and some of the policies they’ve enacted. In talking with teacher friends, they acknowledge the shortcomings of leadership but counter with the argument that in spite of all… Read More ›