Recent Posts - page 50

  • THE BEACON ON THE HILL

    Last week President Trump enacted an Executive Order banning the entry of refugees for the next 90 days and Syrian refugees indefinitely, under the guise of a need to further vet them.  Since my kids go to a school with a… Read More ›

  • I LOVE KIDS

    Tennessee State Representative Bill Dunn from Knoxville loves kids. Just ask him. Because asking him is the only way you’d know it. His actions certainly don’t support that proclamation. In case you didn’t know, Bill Dunn is the driving force… Read More ›

  • THE SHADOW OF INEQUITY

    In public education circles, we spend a great deal of time talking about equity. As much talking as we do, though, we struggle with actually defining it, and we have a hard time grasping that what is equal isn’t always… Read More ›

  • Snow Daze

    Last week, I was on the phone with a friend, and we were speculating on the incoming snow and the ability of the new leadership at Metro Nashville Public Schools to navigate the challenges of the upcoming bad weather. Let’s… Read More ›

  • Guarding Democracy

    A few weeks ago, the Tennessee Department of Education released an early Christmas present: last year’s TNReady scores. In case you are not familiar with TNReady, it is Tennessee’s version of an annual standardized test. I know, you are probably… Read More ›

  • The Story Of One Parent’s Son

    Since I started blogging, it’s never ceased to amaze me how the same thoughts seem to be on parents’ minds at the same time. I’d like to share a piece that was sent to me by a parent of two… Read More ›

  • Of Race And Inequity

    I must admit that I have struggled lately with what to write. Between a local school board here in Nashville that continues to be unresponsive to legitimate questions about the practices of the new administration, the state of Tennessee continuing… Read More ›

  • INTO THE ARENA

    Earlier this week, something interesting happened. Scrolling through my social media threads, I found several references to an article by Nashville school board member Amy Frogge on how KIPP made its money. The article was actually written last year by… Read More ›

  • EVERY TIME WE THINK WE ARE SAFE THEY PULL US BACK IN

    I’m starting to think of the education privatizers as the Jason Vorhees of the public policy world. If you’ve never seen any of the Friday the 13th movies, allow me to explain. Jason Vorhees is this deranged killer who continually… Read More ›

  • YOU CAN’T BOTTLE UP THE TRUTH

    It has been an interesting couple of months here in Nashville. Back in July, we got a brand new Director of Schools, Dr. Shawn Joseph. Everybody broke their arms clapping themselves on the back because it appeared we had a… Read More ›