“Last Thursday, August 21st, Richard Plotts walked into the psychiatric unit Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, alongside his caseworker. The two went into psychiatrist Dr. Lee Silverman’s office and an argument erupted.
Moments later, shots were fired.” (CNN Story)
If I could make a rule that guns would magically disappear forever Continue reading
Massachusetts is sharing wide ranging, intrusive student and teacher data with the Federal Government. The people of Massachusetts need to demand that we put a stop to this. Here we will dive into the details of Massachusetts Education Data Collection. Continue reading
Many of us that oppose Common Core have said “this is not left-vs.-right issue but a right-vs.-wrong issue.” Although we say this with sincerity, Democrat legislators in Massachusetts did not get the memo. Continue reading
When I first heard that Medway was considering two new lighted FieldTurf playing fields I was pretty excited. My kids play sports. My 9 year old daughter Continue reading
Below is the email that I sent today to my State Rep, State Senator, DOE, BOE, and Mass Teachers Association.
You have my permission to borrow any of this in an email that you send. Find out who to email here.
I am writing to request support for particular 2015 budget amendments. Continue reading
Politicians in Massachusetts need to learn a lesson. When you mess with educating our kids, parents step to the plate.
Have you been to any of the recent public forums about Common Core? Did you see all the moms there? Continue reading
First thing first
We need to stop Common Core. State by State. This is job #1.
If you suffered through my prior blogs critical of Common Core (here and here), then you know of my strong opposition to Common Core. However, I think many people are not seeing the big picture. Continue reading
Our town of Medway, Massachusetts has finally awoken to Common Core and PARCC. I am a Medway parent of three children. I oppose Common Core and PARCC.
Last night Medway Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Judy Evans held her “Superintendent’s Chat” at the Middle School. She devoted her entire meeting (1hr) to discussing Medway school curriculum, PARCC, & Common Core. She fielded dozens of questions from dozens of concerned parents. I want to publically thank Dr. Evans and Armand Pires for dedicating their time to address our concerns.
I suspect that many parents left with many different feelings regarding PARCC and Common Core. Here are my feelings. In full disclosure, I am not an educator. I am a parent. Continue reading
Jason Zimba is a lead writer of the Common Core math standards. Watch him admit that Common Core lowers math standards in Massachusetts.
Stem = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Fred Phelps, founder of the wretched Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, has died. My first reaction was happy indifference… “Good. The world is a better place without that horrible man”.
After a moment, I even happily entertained sinister thoughts of Continue reading