Parents in my town have formed a group, #BringBackRecessMedway, to advocate for more recess for our school children. K – 4th grades get a mere 15 minutes of recess per day. 5th grade and older Continue reading
Common Core is doing exactly what it set out to do. By having education standards common from state to state, high performing states will lose their edge and low performing states will gain ground. Massachusetts, the highest performing state before Common Core, is fulfilling this Common Core objective. Massachusetts students are racing to the middle. Continue reading
There is a 2016 Massachusetts ballot initiative to end Common Core in Massachusetts.The initiative will return us to our previous standards that made Massachusetts #1 in the U.S. & initiate an open, transparent process to write revised standards.
I strongly support this initiative. Before you and I can have that vote on Common Core, we need to collect 100,000 signatures to get it on the ballot. Here is what you need to know.
Do not panic!
We are not amidst an education crisis Continue reading
Remembering our history in a glorified, self-fulfilling white European context does a disservice to all of us…especially our children. It is also insulting to every non-white European descendant.
For Thanksgiving we eat turkey and tell our children about Pilgrims and Indians sharing 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
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