Today is Day Five of the year in most Albuquerque Public Schools. As a former APS teacher, I say Happy Day Five, Folks! It is also roughly Day 5,000,000 since the New Mexico Public Education Department went with the spiffy website design you see excerpted above.
For some, no website can…Continue
Pay attention, Barney! And don't make me use this ruler!
(Photo courtesy Albuquerque's Coco J. Harris)
I'm actually not a nun, a woman or even Catholic,…Continue
This past January 1st, after having taught for 22 years, I retired early from Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). I wrote about it a bit at the time. Today's story concerns K-12 matters going on presently, yet also gives some insight into why I chose to retire a couple of months back.
Even casual followers of K-12 news know students take more tests now…Continue
Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end. She came in second. It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?
There are two…Continue
Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera recently wrote an editorial to the Albuquerque Journal stating more untruths, vague ideas, and plenty of blame against those who are questioning her initiatives. She suggests that there will be some “discomfort” during her period of reforms. I suggest that discomfort isn’t the problem; what we’re fighting against is the…Continue
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