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
I am writing this to my libertarian brothers and sisters. If you are a devoted Democrat or Republican then you should go back to the status-quo-land from which you came from. Go away. No really. Go. This is inside baseball for libertarians.
Great, now that we libertarians are alone, we need to talk. Permit me to paint the word “libertarian” with a broad stroke today. I recognize we all may subscribe to different degrees of libertarianism. We can hash that out some other time.
I really really want to love Rand Paul. 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
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